15.165(3)(a)5. 5. One representative who is a member of a school board.
15.165(3)(a)6. 6. One annuitant who was a teacher participant in the Wisconsin retirement system, elected by the annuitants who were teacher participants.
15.165(3)(a)7. 7. One teacher in the city of Milwaukee who is a participating employee in the Wisconsin retirement system, elected by the teachers of the public schools in that city who are participating employees.
15.165(3)(b) (b) Wisconsin retirement board. There is created in the department of employee trust funds a Wisconsin retirement board. The board shall consist of 9 members, and board members appointed under subds. 1. to 8. shall serve for staggered 5-year terms. The member appointed under subd. 1. shall be appointed from a list of 5 names submitted by the board of directors of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and the member appointed under subd. 4. shall be appointed from a list of 5 names submitted by the executive committee of the Wisconsin Counties Association. Each member appointed under subds. 1., 2., and 3. shall be from a different county. Each member appointed under subds. 4., 5., and 6. shall be appointed from a different county. The board shall consist of the following members:
15.165(3)(b)1. 1. One member who is the chief executive or a member of the governing body of a participating city or village.
15.165(3)(b)2. 2. One member who is a participating employee and the principal finance officer of a participating city or village.
15.165(3)(b)3. 3. One member who is a participating employee of a participating city or village.
15.165(3)(b)4. 4. One member who is the chairperson or a member of the governing body of a participating county or town.
15.165(3)(b)5. 5. One member who is a county clerk or deputy county clerk of a participating county.
15.165(3)(b)6. 6. One member who is a participating employee of a participating local employer other than a city or village.
15.165(3)(b)7. 7. One member who is a participating state employee.
15.165(3)(b)8. 8. One member who is a public member not a participant in or beneficiary of the Wisconsin retirement system. It is the intent of the legislature that the members appointed under this paragraph shall represent the interests of the taxpayers of this state and shall not be representative of public employee or employer interests.
15.165(3)(b)9. 9. The commissioner of insurance or an experienced actuary in the office of the commissioner designated by the commissioner.
15.165(4) (4)Deferred compensation board. There is created in the department of employee trust funds a deferred compensation board consisting of 5 members appointed for 4-year terms.
15.165 Annotation Public school administrators are eligible to be candidates for and to vote for teacher representatives on the teachers retirement board. 76 Atty. Gen. 141.
15.18 15.18 Department of financial institutions. There is created a department of financial institutions under the direction and supervision of the secretary of financial institutions.
15.18 History History: 1995 a. 27.
15.183 15.183 Same; specified divisions.
15.183(1) (1) Division of banking. There is created a division of banking. Prior to July 1, 2000, the division is attached to the department of financial institutions under s. 15.03. After June 30, 2000, the division is created in the department of financial institutions. The administrator of the division shall be appointed outside the classified service by the secretary of financial institutions and shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
15.183(3) (3)Division of securities. There is created a division of securities. Prior to July 1, 2000, the division is attached to the department of financial institutions under s. 15.03. After June 30, 2000, the division is created in the department of financial institutions. The administrator of the division shall be appointed outside the classified service by the secretary of financial institutions and shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
15.183 History History: 1995 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 33.
15.185 15.185 Same; attached boards and offices.
15.185(1) (1) Banking review board. There is created in the department of financial institutions a banking review board consisting of 5 persons, appointed for staggered 5-year terms. At least 3 members shall be experienced bankers having at least 5 years' experience in the banking business. No member is qualified to act in any matter involving a bank in which the member is an officer, director or stockholder, or to which the member is indebted.
15.185(3) (3)Savings institutions review board. There is created in the department of financial institutions a savings institutions review board consisting of 5 members, at least 3 of whom shall have not less than 5 years' experience in the savings and loan or savings bank business in this state, appointed for 5-year terms.
15.185(7) (7)Office of credit unions.
15.185(7)(a)(a) Office of credit unions; creation. There is created an office of credit unions which is attached to the department of financial institutions under s. 15.03. The director shall be appointed by the governor to serve at the pleasure of the governor. No person may be appointed director who has not had at least 3 years of actual experience either in the operation of a credit union, or serving in a credit union supervisory capacity, or a combination of both. Notwithstanding s. 15.03, all personnel and budget requests by the office of credit unions shall be processed and forwarded by the department of financial institutions without change except as requested and concurred in by the office of credit unions.
15.185(7)(b) (b) Credit union review board. There is created in the office of credit unions a credit union review board consisting of 5 persons, appointed for staggered 5-year terms. All members shall have at least 5 years' experience in the operations of a credit union. The office of credit unions may call special meetings of the review board.
15.185 History History: 1995 a. 27, ss. 135, 136, 196, 197, 201, 203, 216, 217; 1997 a. 27; 2003 a. 33.
15.19 15.19 Department of health services; creation. There is created a department of health services under the direction and supervision of the secretary of health services.
15.19 History History: 1975 c. 39; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).
15.193 15.193 Same; specified divisions.
15.193(1) (1) Office of the inspector general. There is created in the department of health services an office of the inspector general.
15.193 History History: 2013 a. 20.
15.194 15.194 Same; offices.
15.194(1)(1) Office of children's mental health. There is created an office of children's mental health in the department of health services. The director of the office shall be appointed by the governor to serve at the pleasure of the governor.
15.194 History History: 2013 a. 20.
15.195 15.195 Same; attached boards and commissions.
15.195(8)(8) Emergency medical services board. There is created an emergency medical services board, which is attached to the department of health services under s. 15.03. The board shall consist of 11 voting members, appointed for 3-year terms, who have an interest and expertise in emergency medical services issues, who represent the various geographical areas of the state and who include representatives of the various types of emergency medical services providers. In addition to the 11 voting members, the secretary of health services, the secretary of transportation, the director of the technical college system board and the state medical director for emergency medical services or their designees shall serve as nonvoting members of the board.
15.195(9) (9)Milwaukee County mental health board.
15.195(9)(a)(a) There is created a Milwaukee County mental health board, which is attached to the department of health services under s. 15.03.
15.195(9)(b) (b) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 11 voting members appointed for 4-year terms except for the members under subds. 10. and 11.:
15.195(9)(b)1. 1. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for children. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)2. 2. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for adults. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)3. 3. A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for individuals who have experienced mental illness or substance abuse from organizations including Warmline, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 representatives of the community for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)4. 4. A psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services including emergency detention, inpatient, residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and wraparound community-based services. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurses for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)5. 5. An individual specializing in finance and administration who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin County Human Services Association, and the Public Policy Forum for individuals with experience in analyzing healthcare operating expenses, revenues, and reimbursement, knowledge of public and private funding and systems, and expertise in financial restructuring for sustainability. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 individuals specializing in finance and administration for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)6. 6. A health care provider with experience in the delivery of substance abuse services who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for health care providers specializing in providing substance abuse services. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 health care providers with experience in the delivery of substance abuse services for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)7. 7. An individual with legal expertise who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Community Justice Counsel, and Disability Rights Wisconsin for individuals who have legal expertise specializing in emergency detention regulatory requirements including policies, procedures, provider responsibilities, and patient rights. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 individuals with legal expertise for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)8. 8. A health care provider representing community-based mental health service providers who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for health care providers specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented, mental health systems. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 health care providers representing community-based mental health service providers for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)9. 9. An individual who is a consumer or family member representing community-based mental health service providers and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for consumers and family members representing community-based mental health service providers. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 consumers or family members representing community-based mental health service providers for this board membership position.
15.195(9)(b)10. 10. The chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County under s. 51.42 (4), or his or her designee who is not an elected official as defined in s. 5.02 (3m). If the chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County is an elected official, the chairperson shall designate a member of the county community programs board who is not an elected official to be a member under this subdivision.
15.195(9)(b)11. 11. The chairperson of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, or his or her designee.
15.195(9)(c) (c) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 2 nonvoting members appointed for 4-year terms:
15.195(9)(c)1. 1. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the Medical College of Wisconsin. The governor shall solicit suggestions from the Medical College of Wisconsin for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
15.195(9)(c)2. 2. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The governor shall solicit suggestions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
15.195(9)(d)1.1. The governor shall nominate individuals for appointment under par. (b) 1. to 9. in consultation with the Milwaukee County executive.
15.195(9)(d)2. 2. The governor shall ensure that one of the members under par. (b) 1. and 2. is a psychologist.
15.195(9)(d)3. 3. A person nominating or suggesting individuals for nomination under par. (b) shall attempt to ensure that individuals suggested are among the most-qualified and experienced in their field.
15.195(9)(d)4.a.a. In this subdivision, "cultural competency" means the ability to understand and act respectfully toward, in a cultural context, the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, and behaviors of persons and families of various cultures, including persons and families who receive mental health services in Milwaukee County and persons and families who provide mental health services in Milwaukee County.
15.195(9)(d)4.b. b. Members under par. (b) collectively shall possess cultural competency and shall reflect the population that is serviced by the Milwaukee County mental health system.
15.195(9)(d)5. 5. No member of the board may be an employee of Milwaukee County at the time of nomination.
15.195(9)(d)6. 6. No member of the board may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11). No member of the board may directly or indirectly solicit or receive subscriptions or contributions for any partisan political party or any political purpose while appointed to the board. No member of the board may engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan office. No member of the board may hold an elected office. Any violation of this subdivision is adequate grounds for dismissal.
15.195(9)(d)7. 7. No member under par. (b) may serve more than 2 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity, except that a member may serve 3 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity if one of those 3 terms is for less than 2 years. An individual who has served 2 consecutive 4-year terms or 3 consecutive terms totalling less than 10 years is eligible to be suggested for nomination as a member under par. (b) after the individual has not served on the board for 12 months.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (9) is repealed eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 203.
15.197 15.197 Same; councils.
15.197(1)(1) Council on mental health. There is created in the department of health services a council on mental health consisting of not less than 21 nor more than 25 members nominated by the secretary of health services and appointed by the governor for 3-year terms. Persons appointed to the council on mental health shall include representatives of groups and a proportion of members as specified in 42 USC 300x-3 (c), as amended to April 2, 2008.
15.197(2) (2)Council on blindness. There is created in the department of health services a council on blindness consisting of 9 members appointed by the secretary of health services for staggered 3-year terms. At least 7 of the persons appointed to the council shall be blind or visually impaired, as defined in s. 47.01 (1) or (5) and shall reflect a broad representation of blind or visually impaired persons. All council members shall have a recognized interest in and demonstrated knowledge of the problems of the blind or visually impaired. Council members may be persons receiving services from the department. The council has the functions specified in s. 47.03 (9).
15.197(4) (4)Council on physical disabilities.
15.197(4)(a)(a) Definitions. In this subsection:
15.197(4)(a)1. 1. "Major life activity" means any of the following:
15.197(4)(a)1.a. a. Self-care.
15.197(4)(a)1.b. b. Performance of manual tasks unrelated to gainful employment.
15.197(4)(a)1.c. c. Walking.
15.197(4)(a)1.d. d. Receptive and expressive language.
15.197(4)(a)1.e. e. Breathing.
15.197(4)(a)1.f. f. Working.
15.197(4)(a)1.g. g. Participating in educational programs.
15.197(4)(a)1.h. h. Mobility, other than walking.
15.197(4)(a)1.i. i. Capacity for independent living.
15.197(4)(a)2. 2. "Physical disability" means a physical condition, including an anatomical loss or musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory or cardiovascular impairment, which results from injury, disease or congenital disorder and which significantly interferes with or significantly limits at least one major life activity of a person.
15.197(4)(a)3. 3. "Physically disabled person" means an individual having a physical disability.
15.197(4)(b) (b) Creation and membership. There is created a council on physical disabilities, attached to the department of health services under s. 15.03. The council shall consist of all of the following:
15.197(4)(b)1. 1. The governor, or his or her designee.
15.197(4)(b)3. 3. Thirteen members, appointed for 3-year terms, under the following criteria:
15.197(4)(b)3.a. a. The members shall be appointed from residents of this state who have a demonstrated professional or personal interest in problems of physical disability and shall be selected so as to include a reasonably equitable representation of those communities located in the state's urban and rural areas and with regard to sex and race.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)