48.67(3) (3)
48.67(3)(a)(a) That all child care center licensees, and all employees of a child care center, who provide care and supervision for children have current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined in s. 256.15 (1) (cr), achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education that is approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction or through instruction obtained by the licensee in connection with military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), if the licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that the instruction obtained in that connection is substantially equivalent to the instruction provided by a person approved under s. 46.03 (38).
48.67(3)(b) (b) That all staff members of a group home who provide care for the residents of the group home have current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined in s. 256.15 (1) (cr), achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education that is approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction or through instruction obtained in connection with military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), if the staff member or group home demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that the instruction obtained in that connection is substantially equivalent to the instruction provided by a person approved under s. 46.03 (38).
48.67(3)(c) (c) That all staff members of a shelter care facility who provide care and supervision for children have current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined in s. 256.15 (1) (cr), achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education that is approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction or through instruction obtained in connection with military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), if the staff member or shelter care facility demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that the instruction obtained in that connection is substantially equivalent to the instruction provided by a person approved under s. 46.03 (38), and that all shelter care facilities have readily available on the premises of the shelter care facility a staff member or other person who has that proficiency.
48.67(3)(d) (d) That all child welfare agencies that operate a residential care center for children and youth have in each building housing residents of the residential care center for children and youth when those residents are present at least one staff member who has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined in s. 256.15 (1) (cr), achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education that is approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction or through instruction obtained in connection with military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), if the staff member or child welfare agency demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that the instruction obtained in that connection is substantially equivalent to the instruction provided by a person approved under s. 46.03 (38).
48.67(4) (4)
48.67(4)(a)(a) That all foster parents successfully complete training in the care and support needs of children who are placed in foster care that has been approved by the department. The training shall be completed on an ongoing basis, as determined by the department. The department shall promulgate rules prescribing the training that is required under this subsection and shall monitor compliance with this subsection according to those rules. The training shall include training in all of the following:
48.67(4)(a)1. 1. Parenting skills, including child development; infant care, if appropriate; the effects of trauma on children; communicating with children in an age-appropriate manner; and recognizing issues such as drug use or addiction or attachment disorder.
48.67(4)(a)1m. 1m. Knowledge and skills relating to the use of the reasonable and prudent parent standard in making decisions concerning a child's participation in age or developmentally appropriate activities including knowledge and skills relating to the stages in the development of cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral capacities of children and knowledge and skills relating to applying that standard in making decisions regarding a child's participation in extracurricular, enrichment, cultural, or social activities, such as sports, field trips, overnight, and other recreational activities, in making decisions involving the signing of permission slips and the arrangement of transportation to and from those activities, and in making decisions regarding the child's choices with respect to transportation, employment, peer relationships, and personal expression. Those rules shall require a foster parent who has received that training to make reasonable and prudent parenting decisions in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard.
48.67(4)(a)2. 2. For foster parents caring for children 11 years of age or older, teaching and encouraging independent living skills, including budgeting, health and nutrition, and other skills to promote the child's long-term economic independence and well-being.
48.67(4)(a)3. 3. Issues that may confront the foster parents, in general, and that may confront the foster parents of children with special needs.
48.67(4)(a)4. 4. Child abuse and neglect prevention.
48.67(4)(a)5. 5. The proper use of foster care payments.
48.67(4)(a)6. 6. The availability of resources for foster parents in the local community.
48.67(4)(a)7. 7. Other topics, as determined by the department.
48.67(4)(b) (b) The training under par. (a) shall be available to a kinship care relative, as defined in s. 48.40 (1m), upon request of the kinship care relative.
48.67(4)(c) (c) For a foster parent receiving an initial license, the training under par. (a) shall be completed before the first child is placed with the foster parent.
48.67(5) (5)That all child welfare agencies that operate a residential care center for children and youth, all group homes, and all shelter care facilities employ on the site of the center, group home, or shelter care facility at all times a staff member designated as an out-of-home care provider for purposes of making decisions concerning the participation of a child placed in the center, group home, or shelter care facility in age or developmentally appropriate activities. Those rules shall also require an out-of-home care provider so designated to receive training in knowledge and skills relating to the use of the reasonable and prudent parent standard in making decisions concerning a child's participation in age or developmentally appropriate activities. In addition, those rules shall require an out-of-home care provider so trained to make reasonable and prudent parenting decisions in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard.
48.67 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. DCF 52, 56, 57, 59, 250, 251, and 252 Wis. adm. code.
48.68 48.68 Investigation of applicant; issuing of license.
48.68(1)(1)After receipt of an application for a license, the department shall investigate to determine if the applicant meets the minimum requirements for a license adopted by the department under s. 48.67 and meets the requirements specified in s. 48.685 or 48.686, whichever is applicable. In determining whether to issue or continue a license, the department may consider any action by the applicant, or by an employee of the applicant, that constitutes a substantial failure by the applicant or employee to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of a child. Upon satisfactory completion of this investigation and payment of the fee required under s. 48.615 (1) (a) or (b), 48.625 (2) (a), 48.65 (3) (a), or 938.22 (7) (b), the department shall issue a license under s. 48.66 (1) (a) or, if applicable, a probationary license under s. 48.69 or, if applicable, shall continue a license under s. 48.66 (5). At the time of initial licensure and license renewal, the department shall provide a foster home licensee with written information relating to the monthly foster care rates and supplemental payments specified in s. 48.62 (4), including payment amounts, eligibility requirements for supplemental payments, and the procedures for applying for supplemental payments.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (1) is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (1) After receipt of an application for a license, the department shall investigate to determine if the applicant meets the minimum requirements for a license adopted by the department under s. 48.67 and meets the requirements specified in s. 48.685, if applicable. In determining whether to issue or continue a license, the department may consider any action by the applicant, or by an employee of the applicant, that constitutes a substantial failure by the applicant or employee to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of a child. Upon satisfactory completion of this investigation and payment of the fee required under s. 48.615 (1) (a) or (b), 48.625 (2) (a), 48.65 (3) (a), or 938.22 (7) (b), the department shall issue a license under s. 48.66 (1) (a) or, if applicable, a probationary license under s. 48.69 or, if applicable, shall continue a license under s. 48.66 (5). At the time of initial licensure and license renewal, the department shall provide a foster home licensee with written information relating to the monthly foster care rates and supplemental payments specified in s. 48.62 (4), including payment amounts, eligibility requirements for supplemental payments, and the procedures for applying for supplemental payments.
48.68(2) (2)Before continuing the license of any child welfare agency to operate a residential care center for children and youth or of any group home, the department shall consider all formal complaints filed under s. 48.745 (2) and the disposition of each during the previous 2-year period.
48.68(3) (3)Within 10 working days after receipt of an application for initial licensure of a child welfare agency to operate a residential care center for children and youth or of a group home, the department shall notify the city, town, or village planning commission, or other appropriate city, town, or village agency if there is no planning commission, of receipt of the application. The department shall request that the planning commission or agency send to the department, within 30 days, a description of any specific hazards that may affect the health and safety of the residents of the residential care center for children and youth or group home. No license may be issued to a child welfare agency to operate a residential care center for children and youth or to a group home until the 30-day period has expired or until the department receives the response of the planning commission or agency, whichever is sooner. In issuing a license the department shall give full consideration to such hazards determined by the planning commission or agency.
48.68(4) (4)Prior to initial licensure of a residential care center for children and youth operated by a child welfare agency or of a group home, the applicant for licensure shall make a good faith effort to establish a community advisory committee consisting of representatives from the child welfare agency or proposed group home, the neighborhood in which the proposed residential care center for children and youth or group home will be located and a local unit of government. The community advisory committee shall provide a forum for communication for those persons interested in the proposed residential care center for children and youth or group home. Any committee established under this subsection shall continue in existence after licensure to make recommendations to the licensee regarding the impact of the residential care center for children and youth or group home on the neighborhood. The department shall determine compliance with this subsection both prior to and after initial licensure.
48.68 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DCF 56, Wis. adm. code.
48.685 48.685 Criminal history and child abuse record search.
48.685(1)(1)In this section:
48.685(1)(ag)1.1. “Caregiver" means any of the following:
48.685(1)(ag)1.a. a. A person who is, or is expected to be, an employee or contractor of an entity, who is or is expected to be under the control of the entity, as defined by the department by rule, and who has, or is expected to have, regular, direct contact with clients of the entity.
48.685(1)(ag)1.am. am. A person to whom delegation of the care and custody of a child under s. 48.979 has been, or is expected to be, facilitated by an entity.
48.685(1)(ag)1.b. b. A person who has, or is seeking, a license to operate an entity, who is receiving, or is seeking, payment under s. 48.623 (6) (am) for operating an entity, or who is seeking payment under s. 48.623 (6) (bm) for operating an entity.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. b. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
48.685 Note b. A person who has, or is seeking, a license, certification or contract to operate an entity, who is receiving, or is seeking, payment under s. 48.623 (6) (am) for operating an entity, or who is seeking payment under s. 48.623 (6) (bm) for operating an entity.
48.685(1)(ag)2. 2. “Caregiver" does not include a person who is certified as an emergency medical services practitioner under s. 256.15 if the person is employed, or seeking employment, as an emergency medical services practitioner and does not include a person who is certified as an emergency medical responder under s. 256.15 if the person is employed, or seeking employment, as an emergency medical responder.
48.685(1)(am) (am) “Client" means a person who receives direct care or treatment services from an entity or from a caregiver specified in par. (ag) 1. am. or from a child care program under s. 48.686 (1) (aj), including all of the following:
48.685(1)(am)1. 1. An adopted child for whom adoption assistance payments are being made under s. 48.975.
48.685(1)(am)2. 2. A child for whom subsidized guardianship payments are being made under s. 48.623.
48.685(1)(am)3. 3. A person who is 18 to 21 years old, is receiving independent living services under 42 USC 677 (a), is no longer placed in out-of-home care, and is residing in the foster home in which he or she was previously placed.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (am) is shown as affected eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (am) “Client" means a person who receives direct care or treatment services from an entity or from a caregiver specified in par. (ag) 1. am.
48.685(1)(ar) (ar) “Contractor" means, with respect to an entity, a person, or that person's agent, who provides services to the entity under an express or implied contract or subcontract, including a person who has staff privileges at the entity and a person to whom delegation of the care and custody of a child under s. 48.979 has been facilitated by the entity.
48.685(1)(av) (av) “Direct contact" means face-to-face physical proximity to a client that affords the opportunity to commit abuse or neglect of a client or to misappropriate the property of a client.
48.685(1)(b) (b) “Entity" means a child welfare agency that is licensed under s. 48.60 to provide care and maintenance for children, to place children for adoption, or to license foster homes; a foster home that is licensed under s. 48.62; an interim caretaker to whom subsidized guardianship payments are made under s. 48.623 (6); a person who is proposed to be named as a successor guardian in a subsidized guardianship agreement under s. 48.623 (2); a group home that is licensed under s. 48.625; a shelter care facility that is licensed under s. 938.22; an organization that facilitates delegations of the care and custody of children under s. 48.979; or a temporary employment agency that provides caregivers to another entity.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as affected eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Acts 59 and 365 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (b) “Entity" means a child welfare agency that is licensed under s. 48.60 to provide care and maintenance for children, to place children for adoption, or to license foster homes; a foster home that is licensed under s. 48.62; an interim caretaker to whom subsidized guardianship payments are made under s. 48.623 (6); a person who is proposed to be named as a successor guardian in a subsidized guardianship agreement under s. 48.623 (2); a group home that is licensed under s. 48.625; a shelter care facility that is licensed under s. 938.22; a child care center that is licensed under s. 48.65 or established or contracted for under s. 120.13 (14); a child care provider that is certified under s. 48.651; an organization that facilitates delegations of the care and custody of children under s. 48.979; or a temporary employment agency that provides caregivers to another entity.
48.685(1)(bm) (bm) “Nonclient resident" means a person, including a person who is under 18 years of age, but not under 10 years of age, who resides, or is expected to reside, at an entity or with a caregiver specified in par. (ag) 1. am., who is not a client of the entity or caregiver, and who has, or is expected to have, regular, direct contact with clients of the entity or caregiver.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (bm) is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (bm) “Nonclient resident" means a person who resides, or is expected to reside, at an entity or with a caregiver specified in par. (ag) 1. am., who is not a client of the entity or caregiver, and who has, or is expected to have, regular, direct contact with clients of the entity or caregiver.
48.685(1)(br) (br) “Reservation" means land in this state within the boundaries of a reservation of a tribe or within the bureau of Indian affairs service area for the Ho-Chunk Nation.
48.685(1)(c) (c) “Serious crime" means any of the following:
48.685(1)(c)1. 1. A violation of s. 940.19 (3), 1999 stats.
48.685(1)(c)3. 3. A violation of s. 940.302 (2) if s. 940.302 (2) (a) 1. b. applies.
48.685(1)(c)3m. 3m. For purposes of licensing a person to operate a child care center under s. 48.65, certifying a child care provider under s. 48.651, or contracting with a person under s. 120.13 (14) to operate a child care center, or of permitting a person to be a caregiver or nonclient resident of such a child care center or child care provider, any violation listed in subds. 1. to 3. or sub. (5) (br) 1. to 7.
Effective date textNOTE: Subd. 3m. is repealed eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59.
48.685(1)(c)3r. 3r. For purposes of licensing a foster home for the placement of a child or of providing subsidized guardianship payments to an interim caretaker under s. 48.623 (6) (am) or to a person seeking those payments as a successor guardian under s. 48.623 (6) (bm), or of permitting a person to be a caregiver or nonclient resident of a licensed foster home, any violation listed in subd. 1. to 3. or sub. (5) (bm) 1. to 4.
48.685(1)(c)4. 4. A violation of the law of any other state or United States jurisdiction that would be a violation listed in subd. 1., 2., 3., or 3r. if committed in this state.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 4. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 4. A violation of the law of any other state or United States jurisdiction that would be a violation listed in subd. 1., 2., 3., or 3m. if committed in this state.
48.685(2) (2)
48.685(2)(am)(am) The department, a county department, or a child welfare agency shall obtain all of the following with respect to a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. b. or a nonclient resident of an entity:
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (am) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (am) The department, a county department, an agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), a child welfare agency, or a school board shall obtain all of the following with respect to a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. b., a nonclient resident of an entity, and a person under 18 years of age, but not under 12 years of age, who is a caregiver of a child care center that is licensed under s. 48.65 or established or contracted for under s. 120.13 (14) or of a child care provider that is certified under s. 48.651:
48.685(2)(am)1. 1. A criminal history search from the records maintained by the department of justice.
48.685(2)(am)2. 2. Information that is contained in the registry under s. 146.40 (4g) regarding any findings against the person.
48.685(2)(am)3. 3. Information maintained by the department of safety and professional services regarding the status of the person's credentials, if applicable.
48.685(2)(am)4. 4. Information maintained by the department regarding any final determination under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5m. or, if a contested case hearing is held on such a determination, any final decision under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5p. that the person has abused or neglected a child.
48.685(2)(am)5. 5. Information maintained by the department of health services under this section and under ss. 48.623 (6) (am) 2. and (bm) 5., 48.75 (1m), and 48.979 (1) (b) regarding any denial to the person of a license, or continuation or renewal of a license to operate an entity, or of payments under s. 48.623 (6) for operating an entity, for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (a) 1. to 5. and regarding any denial to the person of employment at, a contract with, or permission to reside at an entity or of permission to reside with a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. am. for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (b) 1. to 5. If the information obtained under this subdivision indicates that the person has been denied a license, or continuation or renewal of a license, payments, employment, a contract, or permission to reside as described in this subdivision, the department, a county department, or a child welfare agency need not obtain the information specified in subds. 1. to 4.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 5. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 5. Information maintained by the department of health services under this section and under ss. 48.623 (6) (am) 2. and (bm) 5., 48.651 (2m), 48.75 (1m), 48.979 (1) (b), and 120.13 (14) regarding any denial to the person of a license, continuation or renewal of a license, certification, or a contract to operate an entity, or of payments under s. 48.623 (6) for operating an entity, for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (a) 1. to 5. and regarding any denial to the person of employment at, a contract with, or permission to reside at an entity or of permission to reside with a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. am. for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (b) 1. to 5. If the information obtained under this subdivision indicates that the person has been denied a license, continuation or renewal of a license, certification, a contract, payments, employment, or permission to reside as described in this subdivision, the department, a county department, an agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), a child welfare agency, or a school board need not obtain the information specified in subds. 1. to 4.
48.685(2)(ar) (ar) In addition to obtaining the information specified in par. (am) with respect to a person who has, or is seeking, a license to operate a child care center under s. 48.65, certification as a child care provider under s. 48.651, or a contract under s. 120.13 (14) to operate a child care center, a nonclient resident of such an entity, or a person under 18 years of age, but not under 12 years of age, who is a caregiver of such an entity, the department, a county department, an agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), or a school board shall obtain information that is contained in the sex offender registry under s. 301.45 regarding whether the person has committed a sex offense that is a serious crime.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (ar) is repealed eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59.
48.685(2)(b) (b) Every entity shall obtain all of the following with respect to a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. a. or am. of the entity and with respect to a nonclient resident of a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. am. of the entity:
48.685(2)(b)1m. 1m. A criminal history search from the records maintained by the department of justice.
48.685(2)(b)2m. 2m. Information that is contained in the registry under s. 146.40 (4g) regarding any findings against the person.
48.685(2)(b)3m. 3m. Information maintained by the department of safety and professional services regarding the status of the person's credentials, if applicable.
48.685(2)(b)4m. 4m. Information maintained by the department regarding any final determination under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5m. or, if a contested case hearing is held on such a determination, any final decision under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5p. that the person has abused or neglected a child.
48.685(2)(b)5m. 5m. Information maintained by the department of health services under this section and under ss. 48.623 (6) (am) 2. and (bm) 5., 48.75 (1m), and 48.979 (1) (b) regarding any denial to the person of a license, or continuation or renewal of a license to operate an entity, or of payments under s. 48.623 (6) for operating an entity, for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (a) 1. to 5. and regarding any denial to the person of employment at, a contract with, or permission to reside at an entity or of permission to reside with a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. am. for a reason specified in sub. (4m) (b) 1. to 5. If the information obtained under this subdivision indicates that the person has been denied a license, continuation or renewal of a license, a contract, payments, employment, or permission to reside as described in this subdivision, the entity need not obtain the information specified in subds. 1m. to 4m.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as affected eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (b) 1. Every entity shall obtain all of the following with respect to a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. a. or am. of the entity and with respect to a nonclient resident of a caregiver specified in sub. (1) (ag) 1. am. of the entity:
Effective date text a. A criminal history search from the records maintained by the department of justice.
Effective date text b. Information that is contained in the registry under s. 146.40 (4g) regarding any findings against the person.
Effective date text c. Information maintained by the department of safety and professional services regarding the status of the person's credentials, if applicable.
Effective date text d. Information maintained by the department regarding any final determination under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5m. or, if a contested case hearing is held on such a determination, any final decision under s. 48.981 (3) (c) 5p. that the person has abused or neglected a child.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before June 13, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 13, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-13-18)