2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 24, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Darling, L. Taylor, Carpenter, Marklein,
Olsen and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Rohrkaste, Ballweg,
Brandtjen, Duchow, Gundrum, James, Mursau, Novak, Plumer, Snyder,
Tusler, VanderMeer and Skowronski. Referred to Committee on Health and
1An Act to repeal
49.45 (29y) (d); and to amend
49.45 (29y) (a) (intro.) of the 2
statutes; relating to: mental health clinical consultations under the Medical
3Assistance program and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law requires the Department of Health Services to reimburse clinical
consultations for students who are under 21 years of age under the Medical
Assistance program until June 30, 2019. Clinical consultations are communications
from a mental health professional or qualified treatment trainee to another
individual to inform, inquire, and instruct on the symptoms, strategies for care and
intervention, and treatment expectations for the student and to direct and
coordinate clinical service components. This bill adds communications to a parent
of the student as a reimbursable clinical consultation. The bill also eliminates the
June 30, 2019, termination date on the clinical consultation reimbursement.
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:
49.45 (29y) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) In this subsection, “clinical consultation" means, for a 2
student up to age 21, communication from a mental health professional or a qualified 3
treatment trainee working under the supervision of a mental health professional to 4
another individual who is working with the client or to a parent of the student
inform, inquire, and instruct regarding all of the following and to direct and 6
coordinate clinical service components:
49.45 (29y) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
(1) Mental health clinical consultations.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) 10
for the appropriation to the department of health services under s. 20.435 (4) (b), the 11
dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $177,100 to extend the 12
reimbursement for mental health clinical consultations under the Medical 13
Assistance program. In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the 14
department of health services under s. 20.435 (4) (b), the dollar amount for fiscal year 15
2020-21 is increased by $177,100 to extend the reimbursement for mental health 16
clinical consultations under the Medical Assistance program.