January 2017 Special Session   Date of enactment: July 17, 2017
2017 Assembly Bill 7   Date of publication*: July 18, 2017
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 26
An Act relating to: grants to establish and expand graduate training in an addiction specialty and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
26,1 Section 1 . Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Expanding graduate medical training in an addiction specialty. From the appropriation under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the statutes and notwithstanding the funding limitations in section 146.64 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes, the department of health services may award grants to hospitals under section 146.64 of the statutes to increase the number of physicians trained in an addiction specialty. To receive a grant under this subsection, the hospital shall expand fellowship positions in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for physicians practicing family medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry.
(2) Establishing addiction specialist training program. Notwithstanding any limitations in section 146.63 of the statutes that are inconsistent with this subsection, the department of health services may award a grant to a hospital under section 146.63 of the statutes to develop an addiction specialist training program. To receive a grant under this subsection, the hospital shall create a fellowship program in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for physicians practicing family medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry.
26,2 Section 2. Fiscal changes.
(1) Graduate medical training; addiction specialties. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is increased by $63,000 to support fellowships in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry in graduate medical training programs as described in Section 1 (1) of this act. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $63,000 to support fellowships in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry in graduate medical training programs as described in Section 1 (1) of this act.
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