DHS 140.06 Level III local health department. DHS 140.06(1)(1)
A level III local health department shall do all of the following:
Provide or arrange for provision of all services required under s. DHS 140.04
for a level I local health department.
Provide or arrange for the provision of services that address at least 3 objectives from each section of sections 2 to 8 of Healthier People in Wisconsin: A Public Health Agenda for the Year 2000,
published in February 1990 by the Wisconsin division of health. A level III local health department shall show evidence of all of the following:
That each objective has been selected through a process which is based on assessed need, incorporates the views of citizens and leaders from the public and private sectors of the community, and formally recognizes that the objective is a public health priority for the community.
That the local health department has identified resources or services which it will commit to achieving the objectives.
That contemporary public health practices of proven merit are being used to provide services to the community to achieve the objectives.
That the local health department has established a process by which it will evaluate and report to the community on progress and performance toward achieving the objectives.
DHS 140.06 Note
Note: The publication, Healthier People in Wisconsin: A Public Health Agenda for the Year 2000, may be consulted at the offices of the Department's Bureau of Public Health, the Legislative Reference Bureau or at any public library.
Conduct inspections and investigations, issue permits and enforce the department's environmental sanitation rules, chs. DHS 172
, upon entering into an agreement with the department under s. 254.69
, Stats., and ch. DHS 192
to serve as the department's agent for this purpose in the local health department's area of jurisdiction.
DHS 140.06 Note
The department's environmental sanitation rules listed here were transferred to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and renumbered chs. ATCP 72 to 76 and 78 and 79. Section 254.69, Stats., was renumbered s. 97.615, Stats., by 2015 Wis. Act 55
Conduct an environmental health program as directed by the local board of health or other local governing body. Environmental health staff who conduct the program may be directed by the appropriate local authority to do any of the following:
Participate in community health assessments; collect, review and analyze environmental and community health data; and undertake management, control and prevention of environmental factors that may adversely affect the health, safety or well- being of individuals or the community.
Participate and provide collaborative environmental health expertise in the development of community plans that include identification of community health priorities, goals and objectives to address current and emerging environmental threats to the health of individuals, families, vulnerable population groups and the community as a whole, and contribute to planning efforts that support community strengths and assets.
Provide or arrange for the availability of services authorized under ch. 254, Stats.
, such as for toxic substances, indoor air quality, animal borne or vector borne disease and human health hazards.
Implement agreements with state agencies to provide or arrange for environmental health services authorized under state statute such as for administering state rules governing retail food establishments, private wells, safe drinking water, rabies prevention and air pollution control.
Document findings, recommendations and requirements based on environmental health inspections and inquiries.
Administer regulations adopted and designated by the board of health or other local governing body.
DHS 140.06 Note
Note: The Department recommends that local boards of health and other local governing authorities employ the environmental health staff responsibilities set out in par. (e) as the basic framework for carrying out the required environmental health program.
Provide or arrange for public health laboratory services appropriate to local health department resources and services that support current and emerging threats to the health of the community that are consistent with current state and federal rules governing public health laboratories.
(2) Annual reports.
Within 120 days after the close of the calendar year, a level III local health department shall submit the following reports to the department:
A copy of the local health department's annual report for the preceding calendar year, if required by the local governing body.
Annual survey of local health departments for the Wisconsin public health data system in a format prescribed by the department.
A report, in a format prescribed by the department, on the activities of the local health department for the preceding calendar year, including a narrative which describes the progress and performance toward achieving the objectives identified as part of its community health assessment and that are linked to 3 objectives from each section of sections 2 to 8 of Healthier People in Wisconsin: A Public Health Agenda for the Year 2000
DHS 140.06 History
Cr., Register, July, 1998, No. 511
, eff. 8-1-98; corrections in (1) (c) and (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637
; (1) (d) renum. to SPS 221.065 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1.
, Stats., Register December 2015 No. 720