46.22(1m)(c) (c) Compensation; terms; removal. The members of the county social services board shall receive compensation and hold office for a term as fixed by the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department or by the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department, except as follows:
46.22(1m)(c)1. 1. A member of the county social services board appointed under par. (b) 2. may be removed by the county executive or county administrator for cause.
46.22(1m)(c)2. 2. The term of office of any member of the county social services board appointed under par. (b) 3. shall be 3 years, but of the members first appointed, at least one-third shall be appointed for one year; at least one-third for 2 years; and the remainder for 3 years. Vacancies shall be filled for the residue of the unexpired term in the manner that original appointments are made. Any county social services board member may be removed from office for cause by a two-thirds vote of the appointing authority, on due notice in writing and hearing of the charges against the member.
46.22(2) (2)Powers and duties of county social services board in certain counties. A county social services board elected or appointed under sub. (1m) (b) 1. and 3. shall:
46.22(2)(a) (a) At the first meeting of the county social services board, elect from their number, a chairperson, a secretary and other officers as deemed necessary. Vacancies in these offices shall be filled for the unexpired terms. The chairperson presides at all meetings when present, and countersigns all actions taken by the county social services board. In case of the absence of the chairperson for any meeting the members present shall choose a temporary chairperson.
46.22(2)(b) (b) Appoint the county social services director under sub. (3) subject to s. 49.78 (4) to (7) and the rules promulgated thereunder and subject to the approval of the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of social services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of social services.
46.22(2)(c) (c) Supervise the working of the county department of social services and shall be a policy-making body determining the broad outlines and principles governing the administration of the functions, duties and powers assigned to the county department of social services under sub. (1) (b) and (c).
46.22(2)(d) (d) As it determines necessary, appoint committees consisting of residents of the county, which shall advise the county social services board on any matters for which they are created. Members of such committees shall serve without compensation.
46.22(2)(e) (e) Consult with the county social services director appointed under par. (b) concerning the preparation of the annual budget, the annual report of the operation of the county department of social services and the appointment of necessary personnel.
46.22(2)(f) (f) Recommend program priorities, identify unmet service needs and prepare short-term and long-term plans and budgets for meeting such priorities and needs.
46.22(2)(g) (g) Determine, subject to the approval of the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of social services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of social services and with the advice of the county social services director appointed under par. (b), whether services are to be provided directly by the county department of social services or contracted for with other providers and make such contracts. The county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of social services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of social services may elect to require the approval of any such contract by the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of social services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of social services.
46.22(2)(h) (h) Develop county social services board operating procedures.
46.22(2)(i) (i) Comply with state requirements.
46.22(2)(j) (j) Assist in arranging cooperative working agreements with persons providing health, education, vocational or welfare services related to services provided under this section.
46.22(2)(k) (k) Establish priorities in addition to those mandated by the department.
46.22(2)(L) (L) Evaluate services delivery.
46.22(2)(m) (m) Cooperate to the extent feasible with the school board, health planning agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other human service agencies, committees and planning bodies in the geographic area served by the county department of social services.
46.22(2)(n) (n) Assume the powers and duties of the county department of social services under sub. (1) (b) to (e).
46.22(2g) (2g)Powers and duties of county social services board in certain counties with a county executive or county administrator. A county social services board appointed under sub. (1m) (b) 2. shall:
46.22(2g)(a) (a) At the first meeting of the county social services board, elect from their number, a chairperson, a secretary and other officers as deemed necessary. Vacancies in these offices shall be filled for the unexpired terms. The chairperson presides at all meetings when present, and countersigns all actions taken by the county social services board. In case of the absence of the chairperson for any meeting the members present shall choose a temporary chairperson.
46.22(2g)(b) (b) Appoint committees consisting of residents of the county to advise the county social services board as it deems necessary. Members of such committees shall serve without compensation.
46.22(2g)(c) (c) Recommend program priorities, identify unmet service needs and prepare short-term and long-term plans and budgets for meeting such priorities and needs.
46.22(2g)(d) (d) Prepare, with the assistance of the county social services director under sub. (3m) (b) 5., a proposed budget for submission to the county executive or county administrator, a final budget for submission to the department of health services in accordance with s. 46.031 (1) for authorized services, except services under ch. 48, subch. III of ch. 49, or s. 301.08 (2), a final budget for submission to the department of children and families in accordance with s. 49.325 for authorized services under ch. 48 and subch. III of ch. 49, and a final budget for submission to the department of corrections in accordance with s. 301.031 (1) for authorized juvenile delinquency-related services.
46.22(2g)(e) (e) Advise the county social services director under sub. (3m) (b) 3. regarding purchasing and providing services and the selection of purchase of service vendors, and make recommendations to the county executive or county administrator regarding modifications in such purchasing, providing and selection.
46.22(2g)(f) (f) Develop county social services board operating procedures.
46.22(2g)(g) (g) Comply with state requirements.
46.22(2g)(h) (h) Assist in arranging cooperative working agreements with persons providing health, education, vocational or welfare services related to services provided under this section.
46.22(3) (3)County social services director in certain counties. A county social services director appointed under sub. (2) (b) shall:
46.22(3)(a) (a) Serve as the executive and administrative officer of the county department of social services.
46.22(3)(b) (b) In consultation and agreement with the county social services board under sub. (2), prepare and submit to the county board of supervisors an annual budget of all funds necessary for the county department of social services, and prepare annually a full report of the operations and administration of the county department of social services. The county board of supervisors shall review and approve, reject or revise by majority vote the annual budget of the county department of social services.
46.22(3)(c) (c) Recommend to the county social services board under sub. (2) the appointment of employees necessary to administer the functions of the county department of social services.
46.22(3)(d) (d) Make recommendations to the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of social services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of social services who shall fix the salary of such employees.
46.22(3)(f) (f) Comply with state requirements.
46.22(3)(g) (g) Cooperate to the extent feasible with the school board, health planning agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other human service agencies, committees and planning bodies in the geographic area served by the county department of social services.
46.22(3m) (3m)County social services director in certain counties with a county executive or county administrator.
46.22(3m)(a)(a) In any county with a county executive or a county administrator that has established a single-county department of social services, the county executive or county administrator, subject to s. 49.78 (4) to (7) and the rules promulgated thereunder, shall appoint and supervise the county social services director. The appointment is subject to the confirmation of the county board of supervisors unless the county board of supervisors, by ordinance, elects to waive confirmation or unless the appointment is made under a civil service system competitive examination procedure established under s. 59.52 (8) or ch. 63.
46.22(3m)(b) (b) A county social services director appointed under par. (a) shall:
46.22(3m)(b)1. 1. Supervise and administer any program established by the county department of social services.
46.22(3m)(b)1m. 1m. Supervise the operations and administration of the county department of social services.
46.22(3m)(b)2. 2. Determine administrative and program procedures.
46.22(3m)(b)3. 3. Determine, subject to the approval of the county board of supervisors and with the advice of the county social services board under sub. (2g) (e), whether services are to be provided directly by the county department of social services or contracted for with other providers and make such contracts. The county board of supervisors may elect to require the approval of any such contract by the county board of supervisors.
46.22(3m)(b)5. 5. Assist the county social services board in the preparation of the budgets required under sub. (2g) (d).
46.22(3m)(b)6. 6. Make recommendations to the county executive or county administrator regarding modifications to the proposed budget prepared by the county social services board under sub. (2g) (d).
46.22(3m)(b)7. 7. Evaluate service delivery.
46.22(3m)(b)9. 9. Establish salaries and personnel policies of the county department of social services subject to approval of the county executive or county administrator and county board of supervisors.
46.22(3m)(b)10. 10. Perform other functions necessary to manage, operate, maintain and improve programs.
46.22(3m)(b)11. 11. Comply with state requirements.
46.22(3m)(b)12. 12. Establish priorities in addition to those mandated by the department of health services, by the department of children and families, or by the department of corrections.
46.22(3m)(b)13. 13. Determine the number and location of outstations when appropriate to meet service demands.
46.22(3m)(b)15. 15. Prepare annually a full report of the operations and administration of the county department of social services.
46.22(3m)(b)16. 16. Cooperate to the extent feasible with the school board, health planning agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other human service agencies, committees and planning bodies in the geographic area served by the county department of social services.
46.22(3m)(b)17. 17. In consultation with the county social services board under sub. (2g), prepare:
46.22(3m)(b)17.a. a. Intermediate-range plans and budget.
46.22(3m)(b)17.b. b. Such other reports as are required by the secretary of health services, the secretary of children and families, the secretary of corrections, and the county board of supervisors.
46.22(4) (4)Construction.
46.22(4)(a)(a) Any reference in any law to a county department of social services under this section applies to a county department under s. 46.23 in its administration of the powers and duties of the county department of social services under s. 46.23 (3) (b).
46.22(4)(b)1.1. Any reference in any law to a county social services director appointed under sub. (2) (b) applies to the director of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (5) (f) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of that county social services director.
46.22(4)(b)2. 2. Any reference in any law to a county social services director appointed under sub. (3m) (a) applies to the director of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (6m) (intro.) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of that county social services director.
46.22(4)(c)1.1. Any reference in any law to a county social services board appointed under sub. (1m) (b) 1. and 3. applies to the board of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (4) (b) 1. in its administration of the powers and duties of that county social services board.
46.22(4)(c)2. 2. Any reference in any law to a county social services board appointed under sub. (1m) (b) 2. applies to the board of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (4) (b) 2. in its administration of the powers and duties of that county social services board.
46.22 Annotation Members of a social services board in a county with a county executive or a county administrator may be granted access to child abuse and neglect files under s. 48.981 if access is necessary for the performance of their statutory duties. 79 Atty. Gen. 212.
46.225 46.225 Indigency determinations. If applicable under s. 977.07 (1), a county department under s. 46.21, 46.22 or 46.23 shall make indigency determinations.
46.225 History History: 1979 c. 356; 1985 a. 176.
46.23 46.23 County department of human services.
46.23(1)(1) Intent. The intent of this section is to enable and encourage counties to develop and make available to all citizens of this state a comprehensive range of human services in an integrated and efficient manner; to utilize and expand existing governmental, voluntary and private community resources for the provision of services to prevent or ameliorate social, mental and physical disabilities; to provide for the integration of administration of those services and facilities organized under this section through the establishment of a unified administrative structure and of a unified policy-making body; and to authorize state consultative services, reviews and establishments of standards and grants-in-aid for such programs of services and facilities.
46.23(2) (2)Definitions. Except as otherwise provided, in this section:
46.23(2)(a) (a) "Human services" means the total range of services to people including, but not limited to, health care, mental illness treatment, developmental disabilities services, income maintenance, probation, extended supervision and parole services, alcohol and drug abuse services, services to children, youth and aging, family counseling, special education services, and manpower services.
46.23(2)(b) (b) "Program" means community services and facilities for the prevention and amelioration of social, mental and physical disabilities.
46.23(3) (3)County department of human services.
46.23(3)(a)(a) Creation. Upon approval by the secretary of health services, by the secretary of corrections, and by the secretary of children and families of a feasibility study and a program implementation plan, the county board of supervisors of any county with a population of less than 500,000, or the county boards of supervisors of 2 or more counties, may establish by resolution a county department of human services on a single-county or multicounty basis to provide the services required under this section. The county department of human services shall consist of the county human services board, the county human services director and necessary personnel.
46.23(3)(am) (am) Delivery of services plan.
46.23(3)(am)1.1. The county department of human services shall prepare a local plan for the delivery of human services which includes an inventory of all existing resources, identifies needed new resources and services and contains a plan for meeting the health, mental health and social needs of individuals and families. The plan shall be based on an annual need survey of the prevalence and incidence of the various disabilities within the geographic boundaries of the county department of human services. The plan shall also include the establishment of long-range goals and intermediate-range plans, detailing priorities and estimated costs and providing for coordination of local services and continuity of care.
46.23(3)(am)2. 2. Prior to adoption of the plan by the county department of human services under subd. 1., it shall hold a public hearing on the plan. As far as practicable, the county department of human services shall annually publish or otherwise circulate notice of its proposed plan and afford interested persons opportunity to submit data or views orally or in writing.
46.23(3)(am)3. 3. The county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of human services and the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of human services shall review and approve the overall plan, program and budgets proposed by the county department of human services.
46.23(3)(am)4. 4. No funds may be allocated to any multicounty department of human services until the counties have drawn up a detailed contractual agreement, approved by the secretary of health services, by the secretary of corrections, and by the secretary of children and families, setting forth the plan for joint sponsorship.
46.23(3)(b) (b) Transfer of other county powers and duties.
46.23(3)(b)1.1. If a county department of human services is established under par. (a), the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of human services or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of human services shall transfer the powers and duties of the county departments under ss. 46.22 and 51.42 to the county department of human services. The county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of human services and the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of human services may transfer the powers and duties of the following to the county department of human services established under par. (a):
46.23(3)(b)1.a. a. A county unit created by the county board of supervisors exercising its authority under s. 59.03 (1).
46.23(3)(b)1.am. am. A county department under s. 51.437.
46.23(3)(b)1.b. b. A local board of health for a local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4) (a) 1. or 2. or (c).
46.23(3)(b)1.bm. bm. A local health officer for a local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4) (a) 1. or 2. or (c)
46.23(3)(b)1.c. c. A local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4) (a) 1. or 2. or (c).
46.23(3)(b)1.d. d. Any other human services program under county control.
46.23(3)(b)2.a.a. Except as provided in s. 46.21 (2m) (b) 2. a., any reference in any law to a county department under s. 46.22, 51.42 or 51.437 applies to the county department of human services under this section in its administration of the powers and duties of the county department to which the reference is made.
46.23(3)(b)2.b. b. Any reference in any law to a county director appointed under s. 46.22 (2) (b), 51.42 (5) (a) 4. or 51.437 (9) (a) applies to the county human services director appointed under sub. (5) (f) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of the county director to which the reference is made. Except as provided in s. 46.21 (2m) (b) 2. b., any reference in any law to a county director appointed under s. 46.22 (3m) (a), 51.42 (6m) (intro.) or 51.437 (10m) (intro.) applies to the county human services director appointed under sub. (6m) (intro.) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of the county director to which the reference is made.
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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)