2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 12, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Spiros, C. Taylor, Anderson,
Brostoff, Considine, Dittrich, Emerson, Kolste, Kulp, Milroy, Ohnstad,
Ott, Shankland, Snyder, Spreitzer, Subeck and Skowronski, cosponsored by
Senators Schachtner, Petrowski, Erpenbach, Bewley, Carpenter,
Ringhand, Smith, L. Taylor and Wirch. Referred to Committee on Mental
1An Act to create
20.435 (5) (dg) and 51.03 (7) of the statutes; relating to:
2regional crisis stabilization facilities and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to award grants to
regional crisis stabilization facilities for adults based on criteria established by DHS
such that each of five regions of the state established by DHS based on need have
access to an equal amount. Current law requires certification by DHS in order to
operate a youth crisis stabilization facility, which is a facility designed to prevent or
de-escalate the minor's mental health crisis and avoid admission of the minor to a
more restrictive setting.
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:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.435 (5) (dg) of the statutes is created to read:
(dg) Regional crisis stabilization facilities.
The amounts in the 3
schedule to provide grants to regional crisis stabilization facilities under s. 51.03 (7).
51.03 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (dg), the department shall 6
award grants to regional crisis stabilization facilities for adults. The department 7
shall establish criteria for a regional crisis stabilization facility to receive a grant 8
under this subsection. In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the department shall establish 5 9
regions based on the need for crisis stabilization services and shall award grants 10
such that each region has access to an equal amount.