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50.38(10) (10) In each state fiscal year, the secretary of administration shall transfer from the critical access hospital assessment fund to the Medical Assistance trust fund an amount equal to the amount collected under sub. (2) (b) minus the state share of the amount required to be expended under s. 49.45 (3) (e) 12., minus the amounts appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (qe) and (qj), and minus any refunds paid to critical access hospitals from the critical access hospital assessment fund under sub. (6m) (a) in that fiscal year.
50.38 History History: 2009 a. 2, 190; 2011 a. 260 s. 81.
50.39 50.39 Exemptions and enforcement.
50.39(1) (1) The requirements for hospitals apply to all facilities coming under the definition of a "hospital" which are not specifically exempt by ss. 50.32 to 50.39.
50.39(2) (2) The use of the title "hospital" to represent or identify any facility which does not meet the definition of a "hospital" as provided herein or is not subject to approval under ss. 50.32 to 50.39 is prohibited, except that institutions governed by s. 51.09 are exempt.
50.39(3) (3) Facilities governed by ss. 45.50, 48.62, 49.70, 49.72, 50.02, 51.09, and 252.10, juvenile correctional facilities as defined in s. 938.02 (10p), correctional institutions governed by the department of corrections under s. 301.02, and the offices and clinics of persons licensed to treat the sick under chs. 446, 447, and 448 are exempt from ss. 50.32 to 50.39. Sections 50.32 to 50.39 do not abridge the rights of the medical examining board, physical therapy examining board, podiatry affiliated credentialing board, dentistry examining board, pharmacy examining board, chiropractic examining board, and board of nursing in carrying out their statutory duties and responsibilities.
50.39(4) (4) All orders issued by the department pursuant to ss. 50.32 to 50.39 shall be enforced by the attorney general. The circuit court of Dane County shall have jurisdiction to enforce such orders by injunctional and other appropriate relief.
50.39(5) (5)
50.39(5)(a)(a) The department may, in the event of an emergency condition that imminently threatens the health or safety of patients of a hospital, suspend new admissions to all or a part of the hospital until such time as the department decides that the hospital has removed or corrected the causes or deficiencies creating the emergency.
50.39(5)(b) (b) Immediately upon the suspension of new admissions under par. (a), the department shall notify the hospital in writing. Notice of the suspension shall include a clear and concise statement of the causes or deficiencies creating the emergency condition on which the suspension is based and notice of the opportunity for a hearing on the suspension or on recision of the suspension under s. 227.44. If the hospital desires to contest the suspension, it shall provide written notice to the department of a request for a hearing within 10 days after receipt of the notice of suspension. If the hospital desires to contest failure by the department to rescind the suspension, it shall provide written notice to the department of a request for a hearing.
50.39(6) (6) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, any person suffering a pecuniary loss because of a violation of s. 50.36 (3) (a) may bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction to recover the amount of the pecuniary loss, together with costs and disbursements, including reasonable attorney fees.
50.39 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 124, Wis. adm. code.
50.49 50.49 Licensing and regulation of home health agencies.
50.49(1)(1) Definitions. As used in this section, unless a different meaning appears from the context:
50.49(1)(a) (a) "Home health agency" means an organization that:
50.49(1)(a)1. 1. Primarily provides skilled nursing and other therapeutic services;
50.49(1)(a)2. 2. Has policies established by a professional group including at least one physician and at least one registered nurse to govern services, and provides for supervision of these services by a physician or a registered nurse; and
50.49(1)(a)3. 3. Maintains clinical records on all patients.
50.49(1)(b) (b) "Home health services" means the following items and services that are furnished to an individual, who is under the care of a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse prescriber, by a home health agency, or by others under arrangements made by the home health agency, that are under a plan for furnishing those items and services to the individual that is established and periodically reviewed by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse prescriber and that are, except as provided in subd. 6., provided on a visiting basis in a place of residence used as the individual's home:
50.49(1)(b)1. 1. Part-time or intermittent nursing care provided by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse;
50.49(1)(b)2. 2. Physical or occupational therapy or speech-language pathology;
50.49(1)(b)3. 3. Medical social services under the direction of a physician;
50.49(1)(b)4. 4. Medical supplies, other than drugs and biologicals, and the use of medical appliances, while under such a plan;
50.49(1)(b)5. 5. In the case of a home health agency which is affiliated or under common control with a hospital, medical services provided by an intern or resident-in-training of such hospital, under an approved teaching program of such hospital; and
50.49(1)(b)6. 6. Any of the foregoing items and services which are provided on an outpatient basis, under arrangements made by the home health agency, at a hospital or extended care facility, or at a rehabilitation center which meets such standards as may be prescribed by rule, and the furnishing of which involves the use of equipment of such a nature that the items and services cannot readily be made available to the individual in such place of residence, or which are furnished at such facility while the individual is there to receive any such item or service, but not including transportation of the individual in connection with any such item or service.
50.49(1)(c) (c) "Patient" means individuals cared for or treated by home health agencies.
50.49(2) (2)Rules.
50.49(2)(a)(a) The department may develop, establish and enforce standards for the care, treatment, health, safety, welfare and comfort of patients by home health agencies and for the maintenance and operation of home health agencies which, in the light of advancing knowledge, will promote safe and adequate care and treatment of such patients by home health agencies.
50.49(2)(b) (b) The department shall, by rule, set a license fee to be paid by home health agencies.
50.49(3) (3)Administration. The administration of this section shall be under the department which shall make or cause to be made such inspections and investigations as it deems necessary.
50.49(4) (4)Licensing, inspection and regulation. Except as provided in sub. (6m), the department may register, license, inspect and regulate home health agencies as provided in this section. The department shall ensure, in its inspections of home health agencies, that a sampling of records from private pay patients are reviewed. The department shall select the patients who shall receive home visits as a part of the inspection. Results of the inspections shall be made available to the public at each of the regional offices of the department. If the department takes enforcement action against a home health agency for a violation of this section or rules promulgated under this section, and the department subsequently conducts an on-site inspection of the home health agency to review the home health agency's action to correct the violation, the department may impose a $200 inspection fee on the home health agency.
50.49(5) (5)Application for registration and license.
50.49(5)(a)(a) Registration shall be in writing in such form and contain such information as the department requires.
50.49(5)(b) (b) The application for a license shall be in writing upon forms provided by the department and shall contain such information as it requires.
50.49(6) (6)Issuance of license; inspection and investigation; annual report; nontransferability; content.
50.49(6)(a)(a) Except as provided in s. 50.498, the department shall issue a home health agency license if the applicant is fit and qualified, and if the home health agency meets the requirements established by this section. The department, or its designated representatives, shall make such inspections and investigations as are necessary to determine the conditions existing in each case and file written reports. Each licensee shall annually file a report with the department.
50.49(6)(b) (b) A home health agency license is valid until suspended or revoked, except as provided in s. 50.498.
50.49(6)(c) (c) Each license shall be issued only for the home health agency named in the application and is not transferable or assignable. Any license granted shall state such additional information and special limitations as the department, by rule, prescribes.
50.49(6)(d) (d) Every 12 months, on a schedule determined by the department, a licensed home health agency shall submit an annual report in the form and containing the information that the department requires, including payment of the fee required under sub. (2) (b). If a complete annual report is not timely filed, the department shall issue a warning to the licensee. The department may revoke the license for failure to timely and completely report within 60 days after the report date established under the schedule determined by the department.
50.49(6m) (6m)Exceptions. None of the following is required to be licensed as a home health agency under sub. (4), regardless of whether any of the following provides services that are similar to services provided by a home health agency:
50.49(6m)(a) (a) A care management organization, as defined in s. 46.2805 (1).
50.49(6m)(am) (am) An entity with which a care management organization, as defined in s. 46.2805 (1), contracts for care management services under s. 46.284 (4) (d), for purposes of providing the contracted services.
50.49(6m)(b) (b) A program specified in s. 46.2805 (1) (a).
50.49(6m)(c) (c) A demonstration program specified in s. 46.2805 (1) (b).
50.49(7) (7)Denial, suspension or revocation of license; notice. The department after notice to the applicant or licensee is authorized to deny, suspend or revoke a license in any case in which it finds that there has been a substantial failure to comply with the requirements of this section and the rules established hereunder.
50.49(8) (8)Failure to register or operating without license; penalty. It is unlawful for any person, acting jointly or severally with any other person, to conduct, maintain, operate, or permit to be maintained or operated, or to participate in the conducting, maintenance or operating of a home health agency, unless, it is licensed as a home health agency by the department. Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $100 for the first offense and not more than $200 for each subsequent offense, and each day of violation after the first conviction shall constitute a separate offense.
50.49(9) (9)Right of injunction. All orders issued by the department under this section shall be enforced by the attorney general. The circuit court of Dane County shall have jurisdiction to enforce such orders by injunctional and other appropriate relief.
50.49(10) (10)Provisional licenses. Except as provided in s. 50.498, a provisional license if approved by the department may be issued to any home health agency, the facilities of which are in use or needed for patients, but which is temporarily unable to conform to all the rules established under this section. A provisional license may not be issued for more than one year.
50.49 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 133, Wis. adm. code.
50.495 50.495 Fees permitted for a workshop or seminar. If the department develops and provides a workshop or seminar relating to the provision of services by hospitals and home health agencies under this subchapter, the department may establish a fee for each workshop or seminar and impose the fee on registrants for the workshop or seminar. A fee so established and imposed shall be in an amount sufficient to reimburse the department for the costs directly associated with developing and providing the workshop or seminar.
50.495 History History: 1997 a. 27.
50.498 50.498 Denial, nonrenewal and revocation of license, certification or registration based on delinquent taxes or unemployment insurance contributions.
50.498(1) (1) Except as provided in sub. (1m), the department shall require each applicant to provide the department with his or her social security number, if the applicant is an individual, or the applicant's federal employer identification number, if the applicant is not an individual, as a condition of issuing any of the following:
50.498(1)(a) (a) A certificate of approval under s. 50.35.
50.498(1)(b) (b) A license under s. 50.49 (6) (a).
50.498(1)(c) (c) A provisional license under s. 50.49 (10).
50.498(1m) (1m) If an individual who applies for a certificate of approval, license or provisional license under sub. (1) does not have a social security number, the individual, as a condition of obtaining the certificate of approval, license or provisional license, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. A certificate of approval, license or provisional license issued in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this subsection is invalid.
50.498(2) (2) The department may not disclose any information received under sub. (1) to any person except to the department of revenue for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301 and to the department of workforce development for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
50.498(3) (3) Except as provided in sub. (1m), the department shall deny an application for the issuance of a certificate of approval, license or provisional license specified in sub. (1) if the applicant does not provide the information specified in sub. (1).
50.498(4) (4)
50.498(4)(a)(a) The department shall deny an application for the issuance of a certificate of approval, license or provisional license specified in sub. (1) or shall revoke a certificate of approval, license or provisional license specified in sub. (1), if the department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the applicant for or holder of the certificate of approval, license or provisional license is liable for delinquent taxes.
50.498(4)(b) (b) The department shall deny an application for the issuance of a certificate of approval, license or provisional license specified in sub. (1) or shall revoke a certificate of approval, license or provisional license specified in sub. (1), if the department of workforce development certifies under s. 108.227 that the applicant for or holder of the certificate of approval, license or provisional license is liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions.
50.498(5) (5) An action taken under sub. (3) or (4) is subject to review only as provided under s. 73.0301 (2) (b) and (5) or s. 108.227 (5) and (6), whichever is applicable.
50.498 History History: 1997 a. 237; 1999 a. 9; 2007 a. 20; 2013 a. 36.
subch. III of ch. 50 SUBCHAPTER III
RURAL MEDICAL CENTERS
50.50 50.50 Definitions. In this subchapter:
50.50(1) (1) "Ambulatory surgery center" has the meaning given in 42 CFR 416.2.
50.50(1m) (1m) "Critical access hospital" has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (1g).
50.50(2) (2) "End-stage renal disease services" has the meaning given under 42 CFR 405.2102.
50.50(3) (3) "Health care services" means any of the following:
50.50(3)(a) (a) Care that is provided in or by any of the following:
50.50(3)(a)1. 1. A hospital.
50.50(3)(a)2. 2. A nursing home.
50.50(3)(a)3. 3. A hospice.
50.50(3)(a)4. 4. A rural health clinic.
50.50(3)(a)5. 5. An ambulatory surgery center.
50.50(3)(a)6. 6. A critical access hospital.
50.50(3)(b) (b) Home health services.
50.50(3)(c) (c) Outpatient physical therapy services.
50.50(3)(cm) (cm) Outpatient occupational therapy services.
50.50(3)(d) (d) End-stage renal disease services.
50.50(3)(e) (e) Services that are specified in rules that the department promulgates.
50.50(4) (4) "Home health services" has the meaning given in s. 50.49 (1) (b).
50.50(5) (5) "Hospice" has the meaning given in s. 50.90 (1).
50.50(6) (6) "Hospital" has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2) (a) or (b), except that "hospital" does not include a critical access hospital.
50.50(7) (7) "Medicare" has the meaning given in s. 49.45 (3) (L) 1. b.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)