251.08 251.08 Jurisdiction of local health department. The jurisdiction of the local health department shall extend to the entire area represented by the governing body of the county, city, village or town that established the local health department, except that the jurisdiction of a single or multiple county health department or of a city-county health department does not extend to cities, villages and towns that have local health departments. Cities, towns and villages having local health departments may by vote of their local boards of health determine to come under the jurisdiction of the county health department. No part of any expense incurred under this section by a county health department may be levied against any property within any city, village or town that has a local health department and that has not determined to come under the jurisdiction of the county health department.
251.08 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 213; 2001 a. 16.
251.09 251.09 Joint services. Local health departments jointly may provide health services as agreed upon under s. 66.0301, unless, notwithstanding s. 66.0301, the agreement conflicts with a provision of this chapter.
251.09 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 271; Stats. 1993 s. 251.09; 1999 a. 150 s. 672.
251.10 251.10 County health department, how financed. The county board shall appropriate funds for the operation of a single county health department that is established under s. 251.02 (1) and determine compensation of county health department employees. The local board of health shall annually prepare a budget of the proposed expenditures of the county health department for the ensuing fiscal year.
251.10 History History: 1993 a. 27.
251.11 251.11 City-county health department and multiple county health department, how financed.
251.11(1) (1) The local board of health of every multiple county health department established under s. 251.02 (3) and of every city-county health department established under s. 251.02 (1m) shall annually prepare a budget of its proposed expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year and determine either the proportionate cost to each participating county and city on the basis of equalized valuation or the proportionate levy contribution from each county and city on a per capita basis. A certified copy of the budget, which shall include a statement of the amount required from each county and city, shall be delivered to the county board of each participating county and to the mayor or city manager of each participating city. The appropriation to be made by each participating county and city shall be determined by the governing body of the county and city. No part of the cost apportioned to the county shall be levied against any property within the city.
251.11(2) (2) The local board of health of a multiple county health department established under s. 251.02 (3) shall, under this section, determine the compensation for the employees of the multiple county health department. The local board of health of a city-county health department established under s. 251.02 (1m) shall, under this section, determine the compensation for the employees of the city-county health department.
251.11 History History: 1993 a. 27 ss. 207, 216, 217; 2001 a. 16, 104; 2015 a. 175.
251.115 251.115 Multiple municipal local health department and city-city local health department; how financed. The governing body of every multiple municipal local health department established under s. 251.02 (2) (b) or (3r) and of every city-city local health department established under s. 251.02 (3t) shall annually prepare a budget of its proposed expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year and determine either the proportionate cost to each participating municipality on the basis of equalized valuation or the proportionate levy contribution from each participating municipality on a per capita basis. A certified copy of the budget, which shall include a statement of the amount required from each municipality, shall be delivered to the governing body of each participating municipality. The appropriation to be made by each participating municipality shall be determined by the governing body of the city, village, and town.
251.115 History History: 2015 a. 175.
251.12 251.12 City health department, how financed. The common council shall appropriate funds for the operation of all of the following:
251.12(1) (1) A city health department that is established as specified in s. 251.02 (1) and (2) (a).
251.12(2) (2) A multiple municipal local health department that is established as specified in s. 251.02 (3r).
251.12(3) (3) A multiple municipal local health department that is established as specified in s. 251.02 (2) (b).
251.12(4) (4) A city-city local health department that is established as specified in s. 251.02 (3t).
251.12 History History: 1993 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 158, 326.
251.125 251.125 Village health department, how financed. If a village health department is established under s. 251.02 (2) (a) or (3m), if a multiple municipal local health department is established as specified in s. 251.02 (3r), or if a multiple municipal local health department is established as specified in s. 251.02 (2) (b), the village board shall appropriate funds for the operation of the department.
251.125 History History: 1993 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185; 2003 a. 158.
251.127 251.127 Town health department, how financed. If a town health department is established under s. 251.02 (3m) or if a multiple municipal local health department is established under s. 251.02 (3r) by the governing body of a town in concert with the governing body of another town or a city or village, the town board shall appropriate funds for the operation of the department.
251.127 History History: 1993 a. 27; 1999 a. 9.
251.13 251.13 City-county health department and multiple county health department, joint funds. For each multiple county or city-county health department, a joint health department fund shall be created either in the treasurer's office where the principal office of the health department is located or in the office of the city treasurer of a city within the health department's jurisdiction, as determined by the local board of health. The treasurer of each county and city participating in the health department shall annually pay or cause to be paid into the fund the share of the county or city. This fund shall be expended by the treasurer in whose office the fund is kept in the manner prescribed by the local board of health pursuant to properly authenticated vouchers of the health department signed by the local health officer.
251.13 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 218.
251.135 251.135 Publication and effective date of orders and regulations. The orders and regulations of a local board of health shall be published as a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, and shall take effect immediately after publication. No local board of health is required to use the term "regulation" to refer to a regulation that is published under this section.
251.135 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 211; Stats. 1993 s. 251.135.
251.14 251.14 Gifts. A local board of health may receive gifts and donations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
251.14 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 215.
251.15 251.15 Withdrawal of counties, cities, villages, or towns.
251.15(1)(1) After establishing a multiple county health department under s. 251.02 (3), any participating county board may withdraw by giving written notice to its county board of health and the county boards of all other participating counties, except that participating county boards may, in establishing a multiple county health department under s. 251.02 (3), establish an initial minimum participation period of up to 5 years. If a multiple county health department is established with an initial minimum participation period under this subsection, a participating county may not withdraw during that initial minimum period unless withdrawal is necessary to meet statutory requirements for a Level I health department under s. 251.05.
251.15(2) (2) A city that had established a local health department prior to deciding to participate in a city-county health department established under s. 251.02 (1m) may withdraw from the city-county health department if the common council of the city gives written notice to the county board of the participating county, except that participating cities and counties may, in establishing a city-county health department under s. 251.02 (1m), establish an initial minimum participation period of up to 5 years. If a city-county health department is established with an initial minimum participation period under this subsection, a participating city or county may not withdraw during that initial minimum period unless withdrawal is necessary to meet statutory requirements for a Level I health department under s. 251.05.
251.15(2m) (2m) After establishing a multiple municipal local health department under s. 251.02 (2) (b) or (3r) or a city-city local health department under s. 251.02 (3t), the governing body of any participating city, village, or town participating may withdraw by giving written notice to the local board of health and to the governing bodies of all other participating cities, villages, and towns, except that participating cities, villages, and towns may, in establishing a multiple municipal local health department under s. 251.02 (2) (b) or (3r) or a city-city local health department under s. 251.02 (3t), establish an initial minimum participation period of up to 5 years. If a multiple municipal local health department or city-city local health department is established with an initial minimum participation period under this subsection, a participating city, village, or town may not withdraw during that initial minimum period unless withdrawal is necessary to meet statutory requirements for a Level I health department under s. 251.05.
251.15(3) (3) The notice under sub. (1), (2), or (2m) shall be given at least one year prior to commencement of the fiscal year at which the withdrawal takes effect. Whenever the withdrawal takes effect, all relevant provisions of law relating to local boards of health and local health officers shall immediately become applicable within the withdrawing county, city, village, or town.
251.15 History History: 1993 a. 27 s. 220; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 158; 2015 a. 175.
251.16 251.16 Local health department; evidence. The reports and employees of a local health department are subject to s. 970.03 (12) (b).
251.16 History History: 1979 c. 221; 1985 a. 267 s. 3; 1993 a. 27 s. 221; Stats. 1993 s. 251.16.
251.20 251.20 Rule making. The department shall promulgate rules that specify all of the following:
251.20(1) (1) Required services for each of Levels I, II and III local health departments under s. 251.05 (2).
251.20(3) (3) Additional required services for Level II and Level III local health departments under s. 251.05 (2) (b) and (c), including services that the department of health services determines appropriately address objectives or services specified in the most recent public health agenda under s. 250.07 (1) (a).
251.20 History History: 1993 a. 27; 2005 a. 198; 2009 a. 180.
251.20 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 140, Wis. adm. code.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before July 12, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 12, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-12-16)