48.99(16)(a) (a) The provisions of this compact shall be severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision is held unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the compact shall be enforceable.
48.99(16)(b) (b) The provisions of this compact shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purposes.
48.99(16)(c) (c) Nothing in this compact shall be construed to prohibit the concurrent applicability of other interstate compacts to which the states are members.
48.99(17) (17) Article XVII — Binding Effect of Compact and Other Laws.
48.99(17)(a)(a) Other laws. This compact does not prevent the enforcement of any other law of a member state that is not inconsistent with this compact.
48.99(17)(b) (b) Binding effect of compact.
48.99(17)(b)1.1. All lawful actions of the interstate commission, including all rules and bylaws promulgated by the interstate commission, are binding upon the member states.
48.99(17)(b)2. 2. All agreements between the interstate commission and the member states are binding in accordance with their terms.
48.99(17)(b)3. 3. If a provision of this compact exceeds the constitutional limits imposed on the legislature of any member state, that provision shall be ineffective in that member state to the extent of the conflict with the constitutional provision in question.
48.99(18) (18) Article XVIII — Indian Tribes. Notwithstanding any other provision in this compact, the interstate commission may promulgate guidelines to permit Indian tribes to use the compact to achieve any of the purposes of the compact as specified in sub. (1). The interstate commission shall make reasonable efforts to consult with Indian tribes in promulgating guidelines to reflect the diverse circumstances of the various Indian tribes.
48.99 History History: 2009 a. 339.
48.9985 48.9985 Interstate adoption agreements.
48.9985(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
48.9985(1)(a) (a) “Adoption assistance agreement" means an agreement under s. 48.975 with a child's adoptive parents to provide specified benefits, including medical assistance, to the child, or a similar agreement in writing between an agency of another state and the adoptive parents of a child adopted in that state, if the agreement is enforceable by the adoptive parents.
48.9985(1)(b) (b) “Medical assistance" has the meaning given under s. 49.43 (8).
48.9985(1)(c) (c) “State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of the United States.
48.9985(2) (2) Interstate agreements authorized.
48.9985(2)(a) (a) The department may, on behalf of this state, enter into interstate agreements, including the interstate compact on adoption and medical assistance, with agencies of any other states that enter into adoption assistance agreements.
48.9985(2)(b) (b) Each interstate agreement shall provide that, upon application by a person who has entered into an adoption assistance agreement with a party state other than the person's state of residence, the state of the person's residence shall provide medical assistance benefits under its own laws to the person's adopted child.
48.9985(2)(c) (c) An interstate agreement may also include the following:
48.9985(2)(c)1. 1. Procedures for ensuring the continued provision of developmental, child care and other social services to adopted children whose adoptive parents reside in a party state other than the one in which the adoption assistance agreement was entered into.
48.9985(2)(c)2. 2. Any other provisions determined by the department and the agency of the other party state to be appropriate for the administration of the interstate agreement.
48.9985(2)(d) (d) An interstate agreement is revocable upon written notice by either party state to the other party state but remains in effect for one year after the date of the written notice.
48.9985(2)(e) (e) Each interstate agreement shall provide that the medical assistance benefits to which a child is entitled under the provisions of the interstate agreement shall continue to apply until the expiration of the adoption assistance agreement entered into by the adoptive parents in the state in which the adoption took place, whether or not the interstate agreement is revoked under par. (d).
48.9985 History History: 1985 a. 308, 332.
48.999 48.999 Expediting interstate placements of children. The courts of this state shall do all of the following to expedite the interstate placement of children:
48.999(1) (1)Subject to ss. 48.396 (2) and 938.396 (2), cooperate with the courts of other states in the sharing of information.
48.999(2) (2)To the greatest extent possible, obtain information and testimony from agencies and parties located in other states without requiring interstate travel by those agencies and parties.
48.999(3) (3)Permit parents, children, other necessary parties, attorneys, and guardians ad litem in proceedings involving the interstate placement of a child to participate in those proceedings without requiring interstate travel by those persons.
48.999 History History: 2009 a. 79.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 102 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 24, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 24, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-24-20)