Date of enactment: June 6, 1996
1995 Senate Bill 472 Date of publication*: June 20, 1996
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 413
An Act to amend 102.43 (5) of the statutes; relating to: private rehabilitation counseling or rehabilitative training costs (suggested as remedial legislation by the department of industry, labor and human relations).
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
Law revision committee prefatory note: This bill is a remedial legislation proposal, requested by the department of industry, labor and human relations and introduced by the law revision committee under s. 13.83 (1) (c) 4., stats. After careful consideration of the various provisions of the bill, the law revision committee has determined that this bill makes minor substantive changes in the statutes, and that these changes are desirable as a matter of public policy.
413, s. 1
102.43 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.43 (5) Temporary disability, during which compensation shall be payable for loss of earnings, shall include such period as may be reasonably required for training in the use of artificial members and appliances, and shall include such period as the employe may be receiving instruction pursuant to s. 102.61 (1) or (1m). Temporary disability on account of receiving instruction of the latter nature, and not otherwise resulting from the injury, shall not be in excess of 80 weeks. Such 80-week limitation does not apply to temporary disability benefits under this section, travel or maintenance expense under s. 102.61 (1) or private rehabilitation counseling or rehabilitative training costs under s. 101.61 (1m) 102.61 (1m) if the department determines that additional training is warranted. The necessity for additional training as authorized by the department for any employe shall be subject to periodic review and reevaluation.
Note: This Section corrects an incorrect cross-reference in s. 102.43 (5), stats. The present cross-reference is to s. 101.61 (1m), stats., which does not exist. The correct cross-reference is to s. 102.61 (1m), stats., which relates to rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitative training for injured employes.