46.96(1)(ah) (ah) "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.
46.96(1)(am) (am) "Independent living core services" means information and referral services, independent living skills training, peer counseling and individual and systems advocacy.
46.96(1)(ap) (ap) "Independent living services" has the meaning given under 29 USC 705 (18).
46.96(1)(at) (at) "Individual with a disability" has the meaning given under 29 USC 705 (20).
46.96(1)(b) (b) "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.
46.96(2) (2) The department shall make grants from the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (c), (kc), and (na) to independent living centers for nonresidential services to severely disabled individuals.
46.96(2d) (2d) The department shall make grants from the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (c) and (na) for the purposes for which the federal moneys are received, including for independent living services.
46.96(3m) (3m)
46.96(3m)(a)(a) By July 1, 1994, an independent living center that receives funds under sub. (2) shall comply with all of the following requirements:
46.96(3m)(a)1. 1. The independent living center shall have a board of directors that is the principal governing body of the independent living center.
46.96(3m)(a)2. 2. 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.
46.96(3m)(a)3. 3. 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.
46.96(3m)(am) (am) Notwithstanding par. (a), all of the following apply:
46.96(3m)(am)1. 1. 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.
46.96(3m)(am)2. 2. 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.
46.96(3m)(b) (b) 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.
46.972 46.972 Primary health for homeless individuals.
46.972(1) (1) In this subsection, "primary health services" has the meaning given in 42 USC 254c (b) (1).
46.972(2) (2) 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 (e).
46.972 History History: 1989. a. 31; 1991 a. 39, 189; 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 16; 2005 a. 25; 2009 a. 28.
46.973 46.973 Drug dependence program.
46.973(1) (1) In this section:
46.973(1)(a) (a) "Drug" means a controlled substance, as defined in s. 961.01 (4), or a controlled substance analog, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m).
46.973(1)(b) (b) "Drug abuse" means the use of a drug in such a manner as to endanger the public health, safety or welfare.
46.973(1)(c) (c) "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.
46.973(2) (2) 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:
46.973(2)(a) (a) Education regarding use of drugs and the prevention of drug dependence and drug abuse.
46.973(2)(b) (b) Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients who are drug dependent persons or persons who abuse drugs.
46.973(2)(c) (c) Development of standards and provision of consultation for local drug dependence and drug abuse programs.
46.973(2)(d) (d) 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.
46.973(2)(e) (e) 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.
46.973(2m) (2m) Within the availability of funding, the department shall establish a program that includes, but is not limited to all of the following:
46.973(2m)(a) (a) 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) and (c) which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following information:
46.973(2m)(a)1. 1. The total number of persons who received treatment for drug abuse statewide.
46.973(2m)(a)2. 2. The type and amount of treatment that persons receive from alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
46.973(2m)(a)3. 3. The primary drug of abuse, the primary means of administration of drugs and the diagnosis of clients.
46.973(2m)(a)4. 4. The number of persons on waiting lists for alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
46.973(2m)(a)5. 5. The total costs of drug abuse treatment statewide.
46.973(2m)(a)6. 6. The sources and amounts of federal, state, local, insurance and private financing of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs.
46.973(2m)(a)7. 7. The amount of funds retained by counties under s. 59.25 (3) (j).
46.973(2m)(b) (b) 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.
46.973(2m)(c) (c) A report summarizing the data collected under pars. (a) and (b) 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:
46.973(2m)(c)1. 1. The nature and extent of this state's drug abuse problems.
46.973(2m)(c)2. 2. The use and abuse of each controlled substance or controlled substance analog specified in ch. 961.
46.973(2m)(c)3. 3. 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.
46.973(3) (3) 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.
46.973 History History: 1971 c. 219; 1975 c. 370; 1979 c. 221; 1983 a. 189; 1987 a. 339; 1993 a. 27 s. 248; Stats. 1993 s. 46.973; 1995 a. 201, 448; 2003 a. 33.
46.975 46.975 Grant and funding program; services related to alcohol and other drug abuse.
46.975(1) (1) Definition. 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.
46.975(2) (2)Distribution of funds. The department shall allocate funds for programs as follows:
46.975(2)(a) (a) 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.
46.975(2)(b) (b) 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.
46.975(2)(c) (c) The department shall make grants to applying organizations for the purpose of organizing community initiatives to combat alcohol and other drug abuse in youth.
46.975 History History: 1987 a. 339.
46.977 46.977 Guardianship grants.
46.977(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
46.977(1)(a) (a) "Guardian" has the meaning given in s. 54.01 (10).
46.977(1)(b) (b) "Organization" means a private, nonprofit agency or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437.
46.977(2) (2)Grant applications and awards.
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.
46.977(2)(b) (b) Organizations awarded grants under par. (a) shall do all of the following:
46.977(2)(b)2. 2. Provide training and technical assistance on guardianship issues.
46.977(2)(b)4. 4. Provide technical assistance to recruited guardians in performing their duties.
46.977(2)(c) (c) 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.
46.977 History History: 1987 a. 368; 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27, 464; 2005 a. 25, 387.
46.986 46.986 Respite care program.
46.986(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
46.986(1)(a) (a) "Abuse" means the willful infliction on a person of physical pain or injury or unreasonable confinement.
46.986(1)(b) (b) "Caregiver" means an individual who lives in the home of a person with special needs and provides care or supervision for that person.
46.986(1)(c) (c) "County department" means a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437.
46.986(1)(d) (d) "Neglect" means an act, omission or course of conduct that, because of the failure to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care or dental care, creates a significant danger to the physical and mental health of a person.
46.986(1)(e) (e) "Provider" means an individual or agency that a caregiver selects, with input to the selection by the person with special needs, if competent, to provide respite care to the person with special needs.
46.986(1)(f) (f) "Respite care" means care that is provided to a person with special needs, or a person at risk of abuse or neglect, in order to provide temporary relief to the caregiver of that person or when the caregiver is unable to provide care.
46.986(1)(g) (g) "Special need" means a person's need resulting from an emotional, behavioral, cognitive, physical or personal condition that necessitates receipt of care or supervision in order to meet the person's basic needs or to prevent harm from occurring to him or her.
46.986(1)(h) (h) "Tribe or band" means the governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
46.986(2) (2)Program.
46.986(2)(a)(a) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (7) (br), the department shall contract for the administration of life-span respite care projects with an organization to which all of the following apply:
46.986(2)(a)1. 1. The organization is a private, nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 108.02 (19), that is capable of operating on a statewide basis and has expertise in respite care issues.
46.986(2)(a)2. 2. At least 51% of the members of the organization's governing board are consumers of respite care or caregivers.
46.986(2)(a)3. 3. The membership of the organization's governing board includes providers and elected officials and represents the diverse geographical areas and cultural groups of the state.
46.986(2)(b) (b) The organization with which the department contracts under par. (a) shall do all of the following:
46.986(2)(b)1. 1. After consulting with the department, county departments, tribes or bands, providers and caregivers, prescribe criteria for the distribution of grants to conduct life-span respite care projects. The criteria shall include the requirement that grant funds be equally distributed among 5 administrative regions of the state, as prescribed by the department.
46.986(2)(b)2. 2. Solicit applications from and, using the criteria under subd. 1., award in each state fiscal biennium up to one grant in each of the 5 administrative regions prescribed by the department to any of the following to conduct a life-span respite care project:
46.986(2)(b)2.a. a. A county department.
46.986(2)(b)2.b. b. A tribe or band.
46.986(2)(b)2.c. c. A community-based private, nonprofit entity.
46.986(2)(b)2.d. d. A community-based private entity that is operated for profit.
46.986(2)(b)3. 3. Require that the grantee contribute matching funds to the operation of the life-span respite care project in the following amounts:
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 18, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 18, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-18-16)