The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
(3) Application review by the attorney general, the office and the department; procedures. 165.40(3)(a)(a)
An application for review by the attorney general, the office and the department that is required under sub. (2)
shall, at the time the offer to purchase or lease is made, be submitted to the attorney general, to the office and to the department on a form that is provided by the attorney general. The application shall include all of the following:
A financial and economic analysis and report by an independent expert or consultant of the effect of the acquisition under the standards specified in sub. (4)
Within 5 working days after receipt of a completed application under par. (a)
, the attorney general shall do all of the following:
Notify by 1st class mail any person who has requested that the attorney general provide notice of the filing of hospital acquisition review applications.
Notice or a notification under subd. 1.
shall state all of the following:
That a hospital acquisition review application has been received.
The contents of the hospital acquisition review application.
Not later than 30 days after receipt of a completed application under sub. (2) (a)
, or as soon as practicable but not more than 120 days after receipt of a completed application under sub. (2) (b)
, and after giving 10 working days' notice, the attorney general shall hold a public meeting at a location that, at a minimum, is in the community served by the hospital, on the acquisition proposed by the application. If the proposed acquisition is for a system of hospitals, a public meeting shall be held in each community served by the system. Any person may file written comments or exhibits for the meeting or may appear and make a statement at the meeting.
The attorney general may subpoena additional information or witnesses, require and administer oaths, require sworn statements, take depositions and use related discovery procedures for purposes of the meeting under par. (d)
and otherwise during performance of a review under this subsection. The attorney general shall in an expeditious manner provide the office and the department with copies of any information obtained by the attorney general under this paragraph.
Any person who submitted comments under par. (d)
and who has a legal interest in a hospital for which acquisition is proposed or in another hospital that has contracted for the provision of essential health services with the hospital for which acquisition is proposed.
(4) Application review by the attorney general, the office and the department; standards.
The attorney general shall approve an application if he or she finds and the office and the department shall approve an application if the office or the department finds that the following standards are met:
That the acquisition is permitted under ch. 181
or any other statute that governs nonprofit entities.
That conflict of interest was disclosed, including conflicts of interest related to members of the board of directors of, executives of or experts retained by the seller or lessor, the purchaser or lessee or other parties to the acquisition.
That any management contract under the acquisition is for reasonably fair value.
The nonprofit corporation has a charitable health care purpose that is substantially similar to the corporation that owns the hospital or system of hospitals.
The nonprofit corporation is an organization described in section 501
(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501
(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
No certificate of approval to maintain a hospital may be issued under s. 50.35
and a certificate of approval that has been issued under that section shall be suspended or revoked if any of the following occurs:
Acquisition of a hospital that is subject to sub. (2)
is made without approval by the attorney general, the office or the department.
If the attorney general or the office is aware that a violation of par. (a) 1.
has occurred, the attorney general or the office shall notify the department for appropriate action under s. 50.35
Criminal investigation. 165.50(1)
The department of justice shall perform the following criminal investigatory functions for the state:
Investigate crime that is statewide in nature, importance or influence.
Special criminal investigation agents of the department shall have the same general police powers as are conferred upon peace officers.
History: 1977 c. 260
; 1985 a. 29
The chief of the fire department or company of every city, village and town in which a fire department or company exists, and where no fire department or company exists, the city mayor, village president or town clerk shall investigate or cause to be investigated the cause, origin and circumstances of every fire occurring in his or her city, village or town by which property has been destroyed or damaged when the damage exceeds $500, and on fires of unknown origin he or she shall especially investigate whether the fire was the result of negligence, accident or design. Where any investigation discloses that the fire may be of incendiary origin, he or she shall report the same to the state fire marshal.
When, in the opinion of the state fire marshal, investigation is necessary, he or she shall take or cause to be taken the testimony on oath of all persons supposed to be cognizant of any facts or to have any means of knowledge in relation to any case of damage to property by fire or explosives. If the state fire marshal is of the opinion that there is evidence sufficient to charge any person with a crime under s. 941.11
or with an attempt to commit any of those crimes, he or she shall cause the person to be prosecuted, and furnish the prosecuting attorney the names of all witnesses and all the information obtained by him or her, including a copy of all testimony taken in the investigation.
The state fire marshal shall assign at least one deputy fire marshal exclusively to fire marshal duties for counties having a population of 500,000 or more.
The state fire marshal and his or her subordinates shall each have the power to conduct investigations and hearings and take testimony regarding fires and the causes thereof, and compel the attendance of witnesses. The fees of witnesses shall be paid upon certificates signed by the officer before whom any witnesses shall have attended, and shall be charged to the appropriation for the state fire marshal.
All investigations held by or under the direction of the state fire marshal, or his or her subordinates, may, in the fire marshal's discretion, be private, and persons other than those required to be present may be excluded from the place where such investigation is held, and witnesses may be kept apart from each other, and not allowed to communicate with each other until they have been examined.
The state fire marshal and his or her subordinates may at all reasonable hours in performance of their duties enter upon and examine any building or premises where any fire has occurred and other buildings or premises near the same, and seize any evidence found as a result of such examination which in the opinion of the officer finding the same may be used in any criminal action which may result from such examination or otherwise, and retain it for a reasonable time or until it becomes an exhibit in the action.
The state fire marshal, deputy state fire marshals or chiefs of fire departments shall apply for and obtain special inspection warrants prior to the inspection or investigation of personal or real properties which are not public buildings or for the inspection of portions of public buildings which are not open to the public for the purpose of determining the cause, origin and circumstances of fires either upon showing that consent to entry for inspection purposes has been refused or upon showing that it is impractical to obtain the consent. The warrant may be in the form set forth in s. 66.0119 (3)
. The definition of a public building under s. 101.01 (12)
applies to this subsection. No special inspection warrant is required:
For investigations which occur during or immediately after the fire fighting process; or
Any investigation or inspection authorized under sub. (10)
shall be conducted by the state fire marshal, deputy state fire marshals or chiefs of fire departments or their designees.
All officers who perform any service at the request of the state fire marshal or the state fire marshal's subordinates shall receive fees determined by the state fire marshal and such fees shall be charged to the appropriation for the department of justice.
The state fire marshal, any deputy fire marshal, any fire chief or his or her designee may require an insurer, including the state acting under ch. 619
, to furnish any information in its possession relating to a fire loss involving property with respect to which a policy of insurance issued or serviced by the insurer may apply. Any insurer, including the state, may furnish to the state fire marshal, any deputy fire marshal, any fire chief or designee information in its possession relating to a fire loss to which insurance issued by it may apply. In the absence of fraud or malice, no insurer furnishing information under this subsection, state fire marshal, deputy fire marshal, fire chief or designee, and no person acting on behalf of the insurer, state fire marshal, deputy fire marshal, fire chief or designee, shall be liable in any civil or criminal action on account of any statement made, material furnished or action taken in regard thereto. Information furnished by an insurer under this subsection shall be held in confidence by the state fire marshal, deputy fire marshal, fire chief or designee and all subordinates until release or publication is required pursuant to a civil or criminal proceeding. Information obtained by the state fire marshal, any deputy fire marshal, fire chief or designee during their investigations of fires determined to be the result of arson may be available to the insurer of the property involved.
The state fire marshall must establish proper discretionary reasons for exercising the privilege of secrecy under sub. (8). Black v. General Electric Co. 89 Wis. 2d 195
, 278 N.W.2d 224
(Ct. App. 1979).
A burning building clearly presents an exigency rendering a warrantless entry reasonable, and fire officials need no warrant to remain in a building for a reasonable time to investigate the cause of the fire after it is extinguished. Michigan v. Tyler, 436 U.S. 499
(2) Department to provide information upon request.
Upon a request under sub. (3)
, the department shall provide to the person making the request information regarding any of the following:
(2m) Process; data confidentiality.
The department, when providing information under sub. (2)
, may use the transaction information for the management of enforcement system or another method approved by the department to process requests and responses in a secure manner to ensure confidentiality of the data.
(3) Requests for injunctions.
In making a determination required under s. 813.1285 (7) (a)
, a judge or court commissioner shall request information under sub. (2)
from the department or from a law enforcement agency or law enforcement officer as provided in sub. (4) (d)
(4) Law enforcement requests.
A law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer may request information under sub. (2)
from the department to do any of the following:
Drug disposal program. 165.65(1)(d)1.1.
Except as provided under subd. 2.
, "household pharmaceutical item" means any of the following if lawfully possessed by an individual for the individual's own use, for the use of a member of the individual's household, or for the use of an animal owned by the individual or a member of the individual's household:
A device, as defined in s. 450.01 (6)
, or an object used for administering a drug, if the device or object is located in or comes from a place where the individual, a member of the individual's household, an in-home hospice service, or an adult family home serving fewer than 5 adult members manages the use of the device or object.
Any item that may be contaminated with antineoplastic chemotherapy drugs, including objects used to administer drugs, gloves, and other items that have come into contact with chemotherapy drugs.
(2) Department of justice authorization to operate a drug disposal program. 165.65(2)(a)(a)
Except as provided under sub. (3)
, no person may receive household pharmaceutical items pursuant to a drug disposal program unless the department of justice grants written authorization for that program under par. (b)
or the program is authorized under federal law.
The department of justice may, without a hearing, grant written authorization to a person to operate a drug disposal program if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
The person adopts written policies and procedures that comply with sub. (5)
. The department of justice shall review and either approve or disapprove in writing those policies and procedures. The department of justice shall approve the policies and procedures if the department of justice determines that the policies and procedures do not violate the requirements of this section or any other applicable federal or state law, and shall disapprove them otherwise. If the department of justice disapproves the policies and procedures, the department of justice shall state the reasons for that disapproval in writing to the person. At any time, the person may resubmit revised policies and procedures to the department of justice for its review and approval under this subdivision.
A person may not revise policies and procedures approved by the department of justice under par. (b) 1.
unless the department of justice approves the revisions under par. (b) 1.
Any determination or action by the department of justice under par. (b)
is not subject to judicial review.
(3) Authorization by a political subdivision to operate a drug disposal program.
A political subdivision may operate or the governing body of a political subdivision may grant written authorization for a person to operate a drug disposal program only if all of the following apply:
The drug disposal program receives household pharmaceutical items only by means of delivery in person by a person that lawfully possesses the household pharmaceutical item, unless the drug disposal program is authorized under federal law to receive household pharmaceutical items by other means.
(5) Operation of a drug disposal program. 165.65(5)(a)(a)
A person that operates a drug disposal program, except a drug disposal program that is authorized under federal law, shall establish and promptly update as appropriate written policies and procedures that do all of the following:
Describe in detail the manner in which the program operates, including an identification of the kinds of household pharmaceutical items that may be received under the program, whether the program may receive controlled substances and controlled substance analogs, whether household pharmaceutical items will be transferred by mail under the program, and the locations at which household pharmaceutical items may be transferred in person under the program.
Ensure compliance with chs. 450
; with any applicable provision under chs. 287
, and 291
and s. 299.51
relating to medical waste, solid waste, or hazardous waste; and with any other applicable federal or state law.
Legal counsel for the political subdivision, or, at the discretion of the political subdivision, the department of justice if the political subdivision's legal counsel is not an employee of the political subdivision, shall review and either approve or disapprove the policies and procedures for a drug disposal program implemented or authorized under sub. (3)
and any changes to those policies and procedures. Legal counsel, or the department of justice if appropriate, shall approve the policies and procedures or changes if it determines that the policies and procedures or changes do not violate the requirements of this section or any other applicable federal or state law, and shall disapprove them otherwise. Any approval under this subdivision shall be in writing. The political subdivision shall provide a copy of the approval and a copy of the policies and procedures or changes to the policies and procedures to the department of justice.
The operation of a drug disposal program, including a drug disposal program that is authorized under federal law, shall immediately cease if a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 165.85 (2) (c)
, a federal law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 175.40 (7) (a) 1.
, the department of justice, or another federal or state agency notifies a designated contact person for the program that the program is in violation of any federal or state law enforceable by the officer, department of justice, or other agency. That notification is not subject to judicial review. The program may resume operation only upon the program's receipt of written notice from the officer, department of justice, or other agency that the program is no longer in violation of the federal or state law.
Notwithstanding s. 450.11 (7) (g)
and (9) (b)
, a person may receive, and it is not a crime for a person to possess, a household pharmaceutical item pursuant to a drug disposal program if the receipt or possession is within the scope of the program and the program is authorized under sub. (2)
or is authorized under federal law or, if the receipt or possession is not within the scope of the program, the receipt or possession is inadvertent and the program promptly notifies an appropriate law enforcement officer of the receipt or possession and complies with any instructions the law enforcement officer provides.
The department of justice shall do all of the following:
Investigate crime that is statewide in nature, importance or influence.
It is the intention of this section to give the attorney general responsibility for devising programs to control crime statewide in nature, importance or influence, drugs and narcotics abuse, commercial gambling other than what is described in s. 945.03 (2m)
or 945.04 (2m)
, prostitution, and arson. Nothing herein shall deprive or relieve local peace officers of the power and duty to enforce those provisions enumerated in sub. (1)
District attorneys, sheriffs and chiefs of police shall cooperate and assist the personnel of the department in the performance of their duties.
The department of justice shall maintain a single toll-free telephone number during normal retail business hours, as determined by departmental rule, for all of the following:
For pharmacists to report suspected controlled substances violations.