January 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 21, 2017 - Introduced by
Committee on Senate Organization, Senators
Harsdorf, Vukmir, Darling, Feyen, Marklein, Wanggaard, Olsen,
Carpenter and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Nygren, E. Brooks,
Bernier, Krug, Novak, Quinn, VanderMeer, Jagler, Rodriguez, Born,
Loudenbeck, Brostoff, Murphy, Ballweg, Felzkowski, Skowronski,
Steffen, Ripp, Swearingen, Kleefisch, Petryk, Mursau, Tittl, Rohrkaste,
Ohnstad, C. Taylor, Zepnick, Sinicki, Edming, Doyle, Petersen, Tusler,
Kolste, Tranel, Vruwink, Fields, Kulp, Sargent, Wachs, Spreitzer and
Zamarripa, by request of Governor Scott Walker. Referred to Committee on
Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues.
1An Act to amend
51.422 (1) of the statutes; relating to: creating additional
2opioid treatment programs and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to create, and provides
funding for, two or three additional opioid treatment programs in underserved and
high-need, but not necessarily rural, areas. Current law requires DHS to create two
or three opioid treatment programs to provide treatment for addiction in rural and
underserved, high-need areas. The programs must provide counseling,
abstinence-based treatment, and medication-assisted treatment without using
methadone. The additional programs must conform to the same requirements as the
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
51.422 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.422 (1) Program creation.
The department shall create 2 or 3 new, regional 5
comprehensive opioid treatment programs, and in the 2017-19 fiscal biennium,
1shall create 2 or 3 additional regional comprehensive opioid treatment programs,
provide treatment for opioid and
opiate addiction in rural and
high-need areas. The department shall obtain and review proposals for opioid 4
treatment programs in accordance with its request-for-proposal procedures. A 5
program under this section may not offer methadone treatment.
(1) Opioid treatment programs.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the 8
statutes for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 9
20.435 (5) (bc) of the statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is increased 10
by $1,000,000 to create additional opioid treatment programs under section 51.422 11
of the statutes. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the 12
appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (5) (bc) of the 13
statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $1,000,000 to 14
create additional opioid treatment programs under section 51.422 of the statutes.