46.82(4)(b)3. 3. For an aging unit that is described in sub. (1) (a) 3., the board of directors of the private, nonprofit corporation. Older individuals shall constitute at least 50 percent of the membership of this commission and individuals who are elected to any office may not constitute 50 percent or more of the membership of this commission.
46.82(4)(c) (c) Terms. Members of a county or tribal commission on aging shall serve for terms of 3 years, so arranged that, as nearly as practicable, the terms of one-third of the members shall expire each year, and no member may serve more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. A tribal commission on aging member appointed under par. (a) 1. may be removed from office for cause by a two-thirds vote of each tribal governing body participating in the appointment, on due notice in writing and hearing of the charges against the member. A county commission on aging member appointed under par. (a) 1. may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of each county board of supervisors participating in the appointment, on due notice in writing.
46.82(4)(d) (d) Powers and duties. A county or tribal commission on aging appointed under sub. (4) (a) shall, in addition to any other powers or duties established by state law, plan and develop administrative and program policies, in accordance with state law and within limits established by the department of health services, if any, for programs in the county or for the tribe or band that are funded by the federal or state government for administration by the aging unit. Policy decisions not reserved by statute for the department of health services may be delegated by the secretary to the county or tribal commission on aging. The county or tribal commission on aging shall direct the aging unit with respect to the powers and duties of the aging unit under sub. (3).
46.82(5) (5) Aging unit director; appointment. A full-time aging unit director shall be appointed on the basis of recognized and demonstrated interest in and knowledge of problems of older individuals, with due regard to training, experience, executive and administrative ability and general qualification and fitness for the performance of his or her duties, by one of the following:
46.82(5)(a)1.1. For an aging unit that is described in sub. (1) (a) 1., except as provided in subd. 2., a county or tribal commission on aging shall make the appointment, subject to the approval of and to the personnel policies and procedures established by each county board of supervisors or the tribal governing body that participated in the appointment of the county or tribal commission on aging.
46.82(5)(a)2. 2. In any county that has a county executive or county administrator and that has established a single-county aging unit, the county executive or county administrator shall make the appointment, subject to the approval of and to the personnel policies and procedures established by each county board of supervisors that participated in the appointment of the county commission on aging.
46.82(5)(b) (b) For an aging unit that is described in sub. (1) (a) 2., the director of the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23 of which the aging unit is a part shall make the appointment, subject to the personnel policies and procedures established by the county board of supervisors.
46.82(5)(c) (c) For an aging unit that is described in sub. (1) (a) 3., the commission on aging under sub. (4) (b) 3. shall make the appointment, subject to ch. 181.
46.85 46.85 Programs for older individuals.
46.85(1)(1)The department may establish and operate a Senior Companion Program modeled after the federal Senior Companion Program under 42 USC 5011 (b), in effect on April 30, 1980. If operated, the program shall engage the services of low-income persons aged 60 or over to provide supportive person-to-person assistance in health, education, recreation, welfare and related fields to persons aged 60 or over with special needs who reside in their own homes, and it may engage other persons aged 60 or older, regardless of income, as volunteers in similar activities. The department may also establish and operate a Retired Senior Volunteer Program modeled after the federal Retired Senior Volunteer Program under 42 USC 5001, in effect on April 30, 1980, to provide voluntary services in a community. If operated, the program shall engage persons aged 55 or older as volunteers.
46.85(2) (2)If the department establishes a program under this section, it shall promulgate rules for the operation of the program. Such rules shall include:
46.85(2)(a) (a) A definition of “low income" which shall at least equal the guidelines of the federal ACTION program.
46.85(2)(b) (b) A requirement that program units provide accident and liability insurance coverage during working hours for all program participants, including volunteers.
46.85(2)(c) (c) A requirement that program units receiving federal funds establish advisory councils empowered according to, but not limited by, applicable federal guidelines. Council members may be reimbursed for transportation and other expenses incurred in service to the program.
46.85(3m) (3m)
46.85(3m)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dh), the department shall provide a state supplement to federally funded Senior Companion Program and Retired Senior Volunteer Program units that were in operation on December 1, 1988, and administered by qualified public and non-profit private agencies.
46.85(3m)(b) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dh), the department shall allocate funds, based on the percentage of the state's population of low-income persons over age 60 who reside in each county or are members of an American Indian tribe, and distribute the funds to counties and federally recognized tribal governing bodies to supplement any of the following:
46.85(3m)(b)1. 1. Federally and nonfederally funded senior companion and retired senior volunteer programs.
46.85(3m)(b)2. 2. Federal projects providing supportive services under 42 USC 3030d, congregate nutrition services under 42 USC 3030e, home-delivered meals under 42 USC 3030f and 3030g, in-home services for frail older individuals under 42 USC 3030h, 3030i, 3030j and 3030k and preventive health services under 42 USC 3030m, 3030n and 3030o.
46.85(4) (4)Low income older persons employed in a senior companion program shall be paid a stipend which compensates them for no more than 20 hours per week at an hourly rate not to exceed the federal minimum wage, and in addition shall receive reimbursement for the cost of one meal per working day.
46.85(5) (5)All persons engaged in a program under this section, whether for compensation or as volunteers, are eligible for:
46.85(5)(a) (a) Transportation assistance, not to exceed mileage payments for 20 miles per day.
46.85(5)(b) (b) Accident and liability insurance coverage during working hours.
46.856 46.856 Alzheimer's disease; training and information grants.
46.856(1)(1)In this section:
46.856(1)(a) (a) “Private nonprofit organization" has the meaning given in s. 108.02 (19).
46.856(1)(b) (b) “Public agency" means a county, city, village, town or school district or an agency of this state or of a county, city, village, town or school district.
46.856(2) (2)From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (bg), the department shall award a grant to at least one public agency or private nonprofit organization to do all of the following:
46.856(2)(a) (a) Provide training and technical assistance to the staff of county departments under ss. 46.215, 46.22 and 46.23, to the staff of administering agencies designated under s. 46.87 (3) (c) or (d) and to other providers of services to persons with Alzheimer's disease, as defined in s. 46.87 (1) (a).
46.856(2)(b) (b) Determine the need for and create appropriate services to persons with Alzheimer's disease in coordination with local agencies and service providers.
46.856(2)(c) (c) Collect and disseminate information on Alzheimer's disease, coordinate public awareness activities related to the disease and advise the department on public policy issues concerning the disease.
46.856 History History: 1995 a. 464; 1999 a. 9; 2015 a. 273; 2017 a. 59.
46.86 46.86 Treatment programs.
46.86(1)(1)From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md) the department may award not more than $125,500 in each fiscal year as grants to counties and private nonprofit entities for treatment for pregnant women and mothers with alcohol and other drug abuse treatment needs; mothers who have alcohol and other drug abuse treatment needs and dependent children up to the age of 5 years; and the dependent children up to the age of 5 years of those mothers. The grants shall be awarded in accordance with the department's request-for-proposal procedures. The grants shall be used to establish community-based programs, residential family-centered treatment programs or home-based treatment programs. The program under a grant must include alcohol and other drug abuse treatment services, parent education, support services for the children of the women who are enrolled in the program, vocational assistance and housing assistance. Any program funded under this subsection must also provide follow-up aftercare services to each woman and her children for at least 2 years after the date on which a woman has left the program.
46.86(2m) (2m)
46.86(2m)(a)(a) In this subsection, “long-term treatment" means treatment that is, in the majority of instances, not less than 5 months nor more than 12 months in duration.
46.86(2m)(b) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md), the department shall distribute not more than $79,500 in each fiscal year for residential long-term treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse, including treatment with respect to family relationships, antisocial behavior and employability, in a treatment facility, as defined in s. 51.01 (19), in a 1st class city.
46.86(3m) (3m)From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md), the department may not distribute more than $900,000 in each fiscal year to fund a multidisciplinary prevention and treatment team in Milwaukee County for cocaine-abusing women and their children. The multidisciplinary prevention and treatment team must coordinate its activities with other prevention and treatment programs in Milwaukee County for cocaine-abusing women and their children. Residents from other counties may be served by the multidisciplinary prevention and treatment team. The department may carry forward funds distributed under this subsection, but not encumbered by December 31, for distribution for the purpose under this subsection in the following calendar year.
46.86(5) (5)From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md), the department may not distribute more than $235,000 in each fiscal year as a grant to ARC Community Services, Inc., for women and children in Dane County, to provide funding for staff of the center and transportation and meal expenses for chemically dependent women who receive services from the center.
46.86(6) (6)
46.86(6)(a)(a) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (md), the department may award up to $1,330,800 in each fiscal year, and from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (gb), the department may award not more than $319,500 in each fiscal year, as grants to counties and private entities to provide community-based alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs that do all of the following:
46.86(6)(a)1. 1. Meet special needs of women with problems resulting from alcohol or other drug abuse.
46.86(6)(a)2. 2. Emphasize parent education, vocational and housing assistance and coordination with other community programs and with treatment under intensive care.
46.86(6)(b) (b) The department shall do all of the following with respect to the grants under par. (a):
46.86(6)(b)1. 1. Award the grants in accordance with the department's request-for-proposal procedures.
46.86(6)(b)2. 2. Ensure that the grants are distributed in both urban and rural communities.
46.86(6)(b)3. 3. Evaluate the programs under the grants by use of client-outcome measurements that the department develops.
46.87 46.87 Alzheimer's family and caregiver support program.
46.87(1)(1)In this section:
46.87(1)(a) (a) “Alzheimer's disease" means a degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized especially by premature senile mental deterioration, and also includes any other irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties with concomitant emotional disturbance resulting from organic brain disorder.
46.87(1)(b) (b) “Caregiver" means any person other than a paid provider who provides care for a person with Alzheimer's disease.
46.87(1)(c) (c) “Tribe or band" has the meaning given in s. 46.2805 (11).
46.87(2) (2)From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and (o), the department shall allocate funds to agencies designated under sub. (3) (c) or (d), to be used for the administration and implementation of an Alzheimer's family and caregiver support program for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The department shall allocate at least $1,000,000 in each fiscal year toward respite care.
46.87(3) (3)
46.87(3)(a)(a) A county board or tribe or band may apply to initially participate in the program created under this section by submitting to the department a one-time letter of intent to participate which includes a description of the program and services related to Alzheimer's disease which the county board or tribe or band intends to provide.
46.87(3)(b) (b) The department shall select counties and tribes or bands to participate in the program on the basis of criteria promulgated by rule.
46.87(3)(c) (c) The county board for each county selected to participate shall designate one of the following as the administering agency for the program:
46.87(3)(c)1. 1. The county department under s. 46.215 or 46.22.
46.87(3)(c)2. 2. The county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437.
46.87(3)(c)3. 3. The county department under s. 46.23.
46.87(3)(c)4. 4. An aging unit, as defined in s. 46.82 (1) (a).
46.87(3)(c)5. 5. The local health department, if any, established under s. 251.02.
46.87(3)(d) (d) A tribe or band selected to participate in the program shall designate an administering agency for the program.
46.87(4) (4)If a county board or tribe or band does not submit an application under sub. (3) (a) by January 1, 1986, the department shall make that allocation of the county or tribe or band available to a private nonprofit organization, as defined under s. 108.02 (19), to administer the program created under this section and shall select the organization according to criteria promulgated by rule. An organization selected as the administering agency under this subsection shall continue to be eligible to receive the allocation of the county or tribe or band unless the county board or tribe or band subsequently submits to the department a letter of intent to participate and receives approval of its proposed program.
46.87(5) (5)The administering agency in each county or tribe or band may use the funds allocated to it to do any of the following:
46.87(5)(a) (a) Provide or contract for the provision of services and goods or make payments for services to households that meet all of the following conditions:
46.87(5)(a)1. 1. At least one member of the household must be a person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having Alzheimer's disease.
46.87(5)(a)2. 2. Either the person with Alzheimer's disease or the person's caregiver resides in the county or is a member of the tribe or band to which the household applies for participation in the program.
46.87(5)(a)3. 3. The household meets financial eligibility requirements specified in sub. (5m), and persons in the household are ineligible for the family care benefit under s. 46.286 in a county in which a care management organization under s. 46.284 operates.
46.87(5)(b) (b) Provide or contract for the provision of services and goods or make payments for services to a person with Alzheimer's disease living in a residential facility in the county or in a residential facility associated with the tribe or band who meets financial eligibility requirements specified in sub. (5m) and is ineligible for the family care benefit under s. 46.286 in a county in which a care management organization under s. 46.284 operates.
46.87(5)(bm) (bm) Maintain a contract in effect on June 30, 1987, with a service provider under funds allocated under sub. (2).
46.87(5)(c) (c) Contract with service providers to develop new programs or expand services, under this section, as defined by the department by rule.
46.87(5)(e) (e) Provide outreach or other activities designed to develop public awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
46.87(5m) (5m)A person is financially eligible for the program under this section if the joint income of the person with Alzheimer's disease and that person's spouse, if any, is $48,000 per year or less, unless the department sets a higher limitation on income eligibility by rule. In determining joint income for purposes of this subsection, the administering agency shall subtract any expenses attributable to the Alzheimer's-related needs of the person with Alzheimer's disease or of the person's caregiver.
46.87(6) (6)
46.87(6)(a)(a) For the purpose of distributing funds allocated under this section to households or individuals participating in the program, the administering agency shall determine all of the following:
46.87(6)(a)1. 1. The services and goods needed by the household to enable it to maintain the person with Alzheimer's disease as a member of the household, or the services or goods needed by a person with Alzheimer's disease living in a residential facility, and the cost of each service or good that is needed.
46.87(6)(a)2. 2. The ability of the household or of the person to pay for the services and goods identified under subd. 1., using as the basis for the determination the uniform fee schedule established by the department under s. 46.03 (18).
46.87(6)(b)1.1. An administering agency may pay to or expend on behalf of a participating household or individual person the cost of any goods and services identified under par. (a) 1., less any amount paid under subd. 2., except that the amount paid or expended may not exceed $4,000 in any calendar year for each person with Alzheimer's disease in the household or for an individual person living in a residential facility.
46.87(6)(b)2. 2. An administering agency:
46.87(6)(b)2.a. a. Shall require that the household or person with Alzheimer's disease pay, if able as determined under par. (a) 2., for services and goods provided under sub. (5) (a), (b) and (bm) unless the contract is determined to be a contract under sub. (5) (c).
46.87(6)(b)2.b. b. May require that the household or person with Alzheimer's disease pay, if able as determined under par. (a) 2., for services and goods provided under sub. (5) (c).
46.87(7) (7)The county board or tribe or band shall notify the department if any of the following occurs:
46.87(7)(a) (a) The administering agency in the county or tribe or band is replaced by another.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-1-19)