CHAPTER 255
CHRONIC DISEASE AND INJURIES
SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
255.01   Definitions.
SUBCHAPTER II
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION,
ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL
255.02   Duties of the state epidemiologist for chronic disease.
255.03   Duties of the department.
255.04   Cancer reporting.
255.05   Cancer control and prevention grants.
255.054   Prostate cancer research program.
255.055   Cancer research program.
255.056   Drug repository.
255.06   Well-woman program.
255.08   Tanning facilities.
255.10   Thomas T. Melvin youth tobacco prevention and education program.
255.15   Statewide tobacco use control program.
SUBCHAPTER III
INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL
255.20   Duties of the department.
255.30   Safety eye protective goggles.
255.35   Statewide poison control system.
255.40   Reporting of wounds and burn injuries.
Ch. 255 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 250.01.
subch. I of ch. 255 SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
255.01 255.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
255.01(1) (1) "Chronic disease" means any disease, illness, impairment or other physical condition that requires health care and treatment over a prolonged period and, although amenable to treatment, is irreversible and frequently progresses to increasing disability or death.
255.01(2) (2) "Injury" means damage to the human body that is the result of some acute exposure to harm. "Injury" includes all of the following:
255.01(2)(a) (a) Unintentional injuries including physical damage resulting from transportation-related crashes, fires, burns, submersion, suffocation, falls, natural and environmental factors and occupational hazards and exposures.
255.01(2)(b) (b) Intentional injuries, including physical damage resulting from deliberate assault by one person on another or self-inflicted acts.
255.01(2m) (2m) "Research" means a systematic investigation through scientific inquiry, including development, testing, and evaluation, that is designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.
255.01(2n) (2n) "Researcher" means a person who performs research.
255.01(3) (3) "Risk assessment" means the measurement and evaluation of specific lifestyle and environmental conditions to determine the presence of, and the extent of the threat resulting from, these factors that may increase the risk of developing chronic disease.
255.01 History History: 1993 a. 27; 2009 a. 28.
subch. II of ch. 255 SUBCHAPTER II
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION,
ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL
255.02 255.02 Duties of the state epidemiologist for chronic disease. The state epidemiologist for chronic disease shall do all of the following:
255.02(1) (1) Develop and maintain a system for detecting and monitoring chronic diseases within this state.
255.02(2) (2) Investigate and determine the epidemiology of those conditions that contribute to preventable or premature illness, disability and death.
255.02 History History: 1993 a. 27.
255.03 255.03 Duties of the department. The department shall:
255.03(1) (1) Conduct programs to prevent, delay and detect the onset of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, cerebrovascular disease and genetic disease, and other chronic diseases that the department determines are important to prevent, delay and detect in order to promote, protect and maintain the public's health.
255.03(2) (2) Establish programs of community and professional education relevant to the detection, prevention and control of chronic diseases.
255.03(3) (3) Assist local health departments in performing activities related to chronic disease, including risk assessment, monitoring, surveillance and education.
255.03 History History: 1993 a. 27.
255.04 255.04 Cancer reporting.
255.04(1)(1) Any hospital, as defined under s. 50.33 (2), any physician and any laboratory certified under 42 USC 263a shall report information concerning any person diagnosed as having cancer or a precancerous condition to the department as prescribed by the department under sub. (2).
255.04(2) (2) The department shall prescribe:
255.04(2)(a) (a) The form on which the report under sub. (1) shall be submitted.
255.04(2)(b) (b) The time schedule under which the report under sub. (1) shall be submitted.
255.04(2)(c) (c) The types of cancer and precancerous conditions to be reported under sub. (1).
255.04(3) (3) Any information reported to the department under sub. (1) or (5) which could identify any individual who is the subject of the report or a physician submitting the report shall be confidential and may not be disclosed by the department except to the following:
255.04(3)(a) (a) A central tumor registry in another state if the individual who is the subject of the information resides in the other state.
255.04(3)(b) (b) A national tumor registry recognized by the department.
255.04(3)(c) (c) A researcher who proposes to conduct research, if all of the following conditions are met:
255.04(3)(c)1. 1. The researcher applies in writing to the department for approval of access to individually identifiable information under sub. (1) or (5) that is necessary for performance of the proposed research, and the department approves the application. An application under this subdivision shall include all of the following:
255.04(3)(c)1.a. a. A written protocol to perform research.
255.04(3)(c)1.b. b. The researcher's professional qualifications to perform the proposed research.
255.04(3)(c)1.c. c. Documentation of approval of the research protocol by an institutional review board of a domestic institution that has a federalwide assurance approved by the office for human research protections of the federal department of health and human services.
255.04(3)(c)1.d. d. Any other information requested by the department.
255.04(3)(c)2. 2. The proposed research is for the purpose of studying cancer, cancer prevention, or cancer control.
255.04(4) (4) The report of information under sub. (1) or (5) may not be construed as a violation of any person's responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of patient health care records, as defined under s. 146.81 (4).
255.04(5) (5) The department may, to the extent feasible, collect information related to the occupation of cancer patients in order to fulfill the purpose of s. 250.04 (3) (b) 4.
255.04(6) (6) The department may charge a reasonable fee for disclosing information to a researcher under sub. (3) (c).
255.04(7) (7) Information obtained by the department under sub. (1) or (5) or obtained by a person under sub. (3) (c) is not subject to inspection, copying, or receipt under s. 19.35 (1).
255.04(8) (8) No person to whom information is disclosed under sub. (3) (c) may do any of the following:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)