"Independent living center" means a community-based, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that vests power and authority in individuals with disabilities, that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and that provides an array of independent living services, including independent living core services, on a cross-disability basis.
"Independent living core services" means information and referral services, independent living skills training, peer counseling and individual and systems advocacy.
"Severely disabled individual" means any individual with a severe physical or mental impairment whose ability to function independently in his or her family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain or advance in employment is substantially limited and for whom the delivery of independent living services will improve either his or her ability to function independently in his or her family or community or his or her ability to engage in employment.
The department shall make grants from the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (c)
to independent living centers for nonresidential services to severely disabled individuals.
By July 1, 1994, an independent living center that receives funds under sub. (2)
shall comply with all of the following requirements:
The independent living center shall have a board of directors that is the principal governing body of the independent living center.
Severely disabled individuals shall be substantially involved in policy direction and management of the independent living center and shall be employed by the independent living center.
The independent living center shall offer severely disabled individuals a combination of independent living services that includes, as appropriate, those services that assist severely disabled individuals to increase personal self-determination and to minimize unnecessary dependence upon others.
Any independent living center that first receives funding under this section after June 21, 1996, shall comply with requirements that are specified under 29 USC 796f-4
Any independent living center that is receiving funding under this section on June 21, 1996, shall comply with requirements under 29 USC 796f-4
by July 1, 1998.
The department shall periodically review independent living centers and identify instances of noncompliance with the requirements of par. (a)
, if any. If the department identifies an instance of noncompliance, the department shall direct the noncomplying independent living center to comply within a reasonable period of time, which may not be less than 60 days after the date of the directive.
Primary health for homeless individuals. 46.972(1)
In this subsection, "primary health services" has the meaning given in 42 USC 254c
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (ce)
, the department shall award up to $125,000 in each fiscal year as grants to applying public or nonprofit private entities for the costs of providing primary health services and any other services that may be funded by the program under 42 USC 256
to homeless individuals. Entities that receive funds awarded by the department under this paragraph shall provide the primary health services as required under 42 USC 256
(f). The department may award to an applying entity up to 100% of the amount of matching funds required under 42 USC 256
Drug dependence program. 46.973(1)(b)
"Drug abuse" means the use of a drug in such a manner as to endanger the public health, safety or welfare.
"Drug dependence" means a condition arising from the periodic or continuous use of a drug which may result in psychic or physical dependence which would affect or potentially affect the public health, safety or welfare.
A drug dependence and drug abuse program is established in the department. The secretary may develop and carry out programs concerned with education about and prevention of drug dependence and drug abuse, and programs concerned with treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependent persons and persons who abuse drugs. The secretary shall appoint a drug dependence program coordinator to handle liaison with other departments and agencies, including the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse. These programs may include, but are not limited to:
Education regarding use of drugs and the prevention of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients who are drug dependent persons or persons who abuse drugs.
Development of standards and provision of consultation for local drug dependence and drug abuse programs.
Evaluation of programs conducted pursuant to the authority of this subsection as to their effectiveness and relationship to the public health, safety and welfare and the development of improved techniques for the prevention and treatment of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Promotion and establishment of cooperative relationship with public and private agencies which have a responsibility for the prevention and treatment of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Within the availability of funding, the department shall establish a program that includes, but is not limited to all of the following:
Collection and analysis of data on drug abuse treatment from all approved public and private treatment facilities as defined in s. 51.45 (2) (b)
which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following information:
The total number of persons who received treatment for drug abuse statewide.
The type and amount of treatment that persons receive from alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
The primary drug of abuse, the primary means of administration of drugs and the diagnosis of clients.
The number of persons on waiting lists for alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
The sources and amounts of federal, state, local, insurance and private financing of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs.
Collection of data which indicates the extent of illicit drug use, the prevalence of drug abuse and which illicit drugs are available and being abused. Data shall be collected from law enforcement agencies, courts, criminal justice agencies, emergency medical treatment providers, other medical care facilities and agencies designated by the department.
A report summarizing the data collected under pars. (a)
which shall be written annually and submitted to the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse by June 30 of every year and which shall include all of the following:
The nature and extent of this state's drug abuse problems.
The use and abuse of each controlled substance or controlled substance analog specified in ch. 961
The changes in the use and abuse of drugs noted by the facilities specified in par. (a) (intro.)
including those changes resulting from initiatives of the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse or other state agencies.
The department may accept, receive, administer, and expend any money, material, or other gifts or grants of any description for purposes related to those set forth in this section. Moneys and grants received under this section shall be deposited with the secretary of administration and shall be credited to the department under s. 20.435 (2) (i)
and expended by the department or the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse for the purposes specified.
Grant and funding program; services related to alcohol and other drug abuse. 46.975(1)
In this section, "organization" means a nonprofit corporation or a public agency that proposes to provide services for individuals with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.
(2) Distribution of funds.
The department shall allocate funds for programs as follows:
The department shall make grants to applying community-based organizations to provide in-home and community-based alcohol and other drug abuse intervention, treatment or family support services directed at low-income Hispanics and Black Americans in urban areas and make funds available to any of the federally recognized tribal governing bodies in this state to increase the capacity of reservations to provide outpatient, intervention, treatment or family support services for alcohol and other drug abusers.
The department shall make a grant to an applying organization to implement an alcohol and other drug abuse treatment program which meets the special needs of women with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.
The department shall make grants to applying organizations for the purpose of organizing community initiatives to combat alcohol and other drug abuse in youth.
History: 1987 a. 339
Guardianship grants. 46.977(2)(a)(a)
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (cg)
, the department may under this section, based on the criteria under par. (c)
, award grants to applying organizations for the purpose of training and assisting guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54
. No grant may be paid unless the awardee provides matching funds equal to 10% of the amount of the award.
Organizations awarded grants under par. (a)
shall do all of the following:
Provide training and technical assistance on guardianship issues.
Provide technical assistance to recruited guardians in performing their duties.
In reviewing applications for grants, the department shall consider the extent to which the proposed program will effectively train and assist guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54
Family support program. 46.985(1)(a)
"Administering agency" means a county department or a human service agency that administers the program under a contract with a county department.
"Child" means a person under 24 years of age.
"Disabled" means having a severe physical, emotional or mental impairment which is diagnosed medically, behaviorally or psychologically, which is characterized by the need for individually planned and coordinated care, treatment, vocational rehabilitation or other services and which has resulted or is likely to result in a substantial limitation on the ability to function in at least 3 of the following areas:
"Family" means a group that lives together and that consists of at least one disabled child and his or her parent.
"Parent" means a parent, guardian, legal custodian, or a person acting in the place of a parent, but does not include a foster parent or any other paid care provider.
"Program" means the family support program in a service area.
"Service area" means a county or group of counties served by a county department.
(2) Departmental powers and duties.
In order to enable the parents of disabled children to care for their disabled children in their homes rather than placing the children in institutions or other out-of-home placements, thereby enhancing the quality of family life; to improve the availability and coordination of community services to families; and to increase the control of families over the types of services and goods provided to them, the department shall:
After consulting with county departments under ss. 46.215
, providers of educational programs and services to families and representatives of families, promulgate rules for implementing the program, including all of the following:
Criteria for participation in the family support program and application procedures for county departments.
Methods for ensuring the accountability of the program in each service area.
Procedures for coordinating the family support program and the use of its funds, throughout this state and in each service area, with other publicly funded programs including the community options program under s. 46.27
; a community integration program under ss. 46.275
, and 46.278
; the Community Opportunity and Recovery Program under s. 46.2785
; the social services, mental health, and developmental disabilities programs under ss. 46.495
, and 51.437
; the independent living center program under s. 46.96
; and the Medical Assistance program under subch. IV of ch. 49
Criteria for determining family eligibility for the program, in addition to the requirements specified in sub. (5)