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:
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
See also ch. DHS 133
, Wis. adm. code.
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.
History: 1997 a. 27
Denial, nonrenewal and revocation of license, certification or registration based on tax delinquency. 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:
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.
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
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)
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.
RURAL MEDICAL CENTERS
In this subchapter:
"Health care services" means any of the following:
Care that is provided in or by any of the following:
Services that are specified in rules that the department promulgates.
"Hospital" has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2) (a)
, except that "hospital" does not include a critical access hospital.
"Patient" means an individual who receives services from a rural medical center.
"Rural medical center" means an arrangement of facilities, equipment, services and personnel that is all of the following:
Organized under a single governing and corporate structure.
Capable of providing or assuring health care services, including appropriate referral, treatment and follow-up services, at one or more locations in a county, city, town or village that has a population of less than 15,000 and that is in an area that is not an urbanized area, as defined by the federal bureau of the census.
A provider of at least 2 health care services under the arrangement or through a related corporate entity.
The department shall do all of the following:
Provide uniform, statewide licensing, inspection and regulation of rural medical centers as specified in this subchapter.
Promulgate rules that establish all of the following:
For the operation of licensed rural medical centers, standards that are designed to protect and promote the health, safety, rights and welfare of patients who receive health care services in rural medical centers.
Minimum requirements for issuance of a provisional license or a regular license to rural medical centers.
Fees for rural medical center provisional licensure and regular licensure. The amounts of the fees shall be based on the health care services provided by the rural medical center.
A procedure and criteria for waiver of or variance from standards under par. (a)
or minimum requirements under par. (b)
History: 1995 a. 98
; 1997 a. 27
See also ch. DHS 127
, Wis. adm. code.
Licensing procedure and requirements. 50.52(1)
No person may be required to obtain licensure as a rural medical center, except that no person may conduct, maintain, operate or permit to be conducted, maintained or operated health care services as a rural medical center unless the rural medical center is licensed by the department.
The department shall issue a provisional license or a regular license as a rural medical center to an applicant if all of the following are first done:
The applicant pays the appropriate license fee, as established under s. 50.51 (2) (c)
. Fees collected under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.435 (6) (jm)
for licensing and inspection activities.
Except as provided in par. (c)
, the department inspects the health care services provided by the applying rural medical center and finds that the applicant is fit and qualified and meets the requirements and standards of this subchapter and the rules promulgated under this subchapter.
In lieu of conducting the inspection under par. (b)
, the department accepts evidence that an applicant meets one of the following requirements:
Has applicable current, valid state licensure or approval as a hospital, a nursing home, a hospice or a home health agency.
Has an applicable, current agreement to participate as an eligible provider in medicare.
Satisfies qualifications that are specified by the department by rule.
Each license shall bear the name of the owner of the rural medical center, the name and address of the rural medical center and the health care services that the department licenses the rural medical center to provide.
A regular license issued to a rural medical center is valid until it is suspended or revoked. A provisional license issued to a rural medical center is valid for 6 months from the date of issuance.
Each license shall be issued only for the rural medical center and owner that are named in the license application and may not be transferred or assigned.
History: 1995 a. 98
; 1997 a. 27
Inspections and investigations. 50.53(1)
The department may conduct unannounced inspections or investigations of a rural medical center as the department considers necessary.
A rural medical center that is inspected or investigated under this section shall provide the department with access to patient health care records, regardless of the source of patient health care payment, to fulfill the purpose of any inspections or investigations that the department conducts.
History: 1995 a. 98 50.535
Every 24 months, on a schedule determined by the department, a licensed rural medical center shall submit a biennial report in the form and containing the information that the department requires, including payment of the fee required under s. 50.51 (2) (c)
. 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.
History: 1997 a. 27
An entity that is not licensed as a rural medical center under this subchapter may not designate itself as a "rural medical center" or use the phrase "rural medical center" to represent or tend to represent the entity as a rural medical center or services provided by the entity as health care services provided by a rural medical center.
No person may do any of the following:
Intentionally prevent, interfere with or impede an investigation by the department of an alleged violation or enforcement by the department of a requirement of this subchapter or the rules promulgated under this subchapter.