51.39 51.39 Resident patients on unauthorized absence. If any patient who is admitted, transferred, or placed under s. 55.06, 2003 stats., or s. 51.13, 51.15, 51.20, 51.35 (3), 51.37, or 51.45 (11) (b), (12) or (13) or ch. 55, 971, 975, or 980 is on unauthorized absence from a treatment facility, the sheriff or any other law enforcement agency in the county in which the patient is found or in which it is believed the patient may be present, upon the request of the director, shall take charge of and return the patient to the facility. The costs incident to the return shall be paid out of the facility's operating funds and be charged back to the patient's county of residence.
51.40 51.40 Determination of residence for certain adults; county of responsibility.
51.40(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
51.40(1)(a) (a) "Agency of a county department" means a public or private organization with which a county department contracts for provision of services under ch. 46, 51 or 55.
51.40(1)(b) (b) "Arrange or make placement" means perform any action beyond providing basic information concerning the availability of services, facilities or programs in a county to an individual or the individual's family.
51.40(1)(c) (c) "Capable of indicating intent" means able to express by words or other means an informed choice of a place to live.
51.40(1)(d) (d) "County department" means a county department under s. 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437.
51.40(1)(e) (e) "County of responsibility" means the county responsible for funding the provision of care, treatment, or services under this chapter or ch. 46 or 55 to an individual.
51.40(1)(em) (em) "Facility" means a place, other than a hospital, that is licensed, registered, certified, or approved by the department or a county under ch. 50 or 51.
51.40(1)(f) (f) "Guardian" means a guardian of the person appointed by a court under ch. 54 or ch. 880, 2003 stats.
51.40(1)(g) (g) "Incapable of indicating intent" means one of the following:
51.40(1)(g)1. 1. The status of an individual who has a guardian.
51.40(1)(g)2. 2. The status of an individual for whom there is substantial evidence, based on documentation from a licensed physician or psychologist who has personally examined the individual and who has expertise concerning the type of mental disability evidenced by the individual, that the individual is incapable of indicating intent.
51.40(1)(hm) (hm) "Other like incapacities" has the meaning given in s. 55.01 (5).
51.40(1)(i) (i) "Parent" has the meaning specified under s. 48.02 (13).
51.40(1)(j) (j) "State facility" means a state mental health institute, center for the developmentally disabled, prison as specified in s. 302.01 or a facility that is operated directly by the department of health services or the department of corrections.
51.40(1)(m) (m) "Voluntary" has the meaning given in s. 49.001 (8).
51.40(2) (2)Determination of county of residence. The county of residence of an individual aged 18 or older with developmental disability or serious and persistent mental illness, degenerative brain disorder, or other like incapacity who is residing in a facility is the county of responsibility for the individual. The county of residence shall be determined as follows:
51.40(2)(a) (a) Directed placement.
51.40(2)(a)1.1. `Commitment or protective placement or protective services.' If an individual is under a court order of commitment under this chapter or protective placement or protective services under s. 55.06, 2003 stats., or s. 55.12, the individual remains a resident of the county in which he or she has residence at the time the initial commitment or initial order for protective placement or protective services is made. If the court makes no specific finding of a county of residence, the individual is a resident of the county in which the court is located. After notice, including notice to the corporation counsel of each affected county by certified mail, after opportunity to be heard has been provided to all affected counties and parties, and if there is no objection, the court may make a specific finding of a county of residence. If any affected county or party objects to the court's proposed finding, the county or party may request the department to make a determination under par. (g). Any transfer of venue may be suspended until the department's determination is final.
51.40(2)(a)2. 2. `Placement by a county.' Except for the provision of emergency services under s. 51.15, 51.42 (1) (b), 51.437 (4) (c), or 51.45 (11) and (12), emergency protective services under s. 55.13, or emergency protective placement under s. 55.135, if a county department or an agency of a county department places or makes arrangements for placement of the individual into a facility, the individual is a resident of the county of that county department. Any agency of the county department is deemed to be acting on behalf of the county department in placing or making arrangements for placement. Placement of an individual by a county department or an agency of a county department in a facility outside the jurisdiction of the county department or agency does not transfer the individual's legal residence to the county in which the facility is located. If a resident of a county is physically present in another county and is in need of immediate care, the county in which the individual is present may provide for his or her immediate needs under s. 51.15, 51.20, 51.42 (1) (b), 51.437 (4) (c), or 51.45 (11) or (12), or ch. 54 or 55, without becoming the individual's county of residence.
51.40(2)(b) (b) Other admissions. If par. (a) does not apply, the county of residence shall be determined as follows:
51.40(2)(b)1. 1. `Individuals in state facilities.' An individual who is in a state facility is a resident of the county in which he or she was a resident at the time the admission to the state facility was made. This subdivision may not be applied to change residence from a county, other than the county in which the facility is located, that has accepted responsibility for or provided services to the individual before December 1, 2006.
51.40(2)(b)2. 2. `Individuals in nursing homes.' The following are presumptions regarding the county of residence of an individual in a nursing home that may be overcome by substantial evidence that clearly establishes other county residence:
51.40(2)(b)2.ag. ag. An individual in a nursing home who was admitted under s. 50.04 (2r) to the nursing home after December 1, 2006, is a resident of the county that approved the admission under s. 50.04 (2r).
51.40(2)(b)2.bg. bg. An individual residing in a nursing home on December 1, 2006, is a resident of the county in which the individual is physically present unless another county accepts the individual as a resident.
51.40(2)(b)2.cg. cg. If the individual had an established residence in another county prior to entering the nursing home; the individual or the individual's guardian, if any, indicates an intent that the individual will return to that county when the purpose of entering the nursing home has been accomplished or when needed care and services can be obtained in that county; and the individual, when capable of indicating intent, or a guardian for the individual, has made no clearly documented expression to a court or county department of an intent to establish residence elsewhere since leaving that county, the individual is a resident of that county.
51.40(2)(b)2.dg. dg. If the individual is incapable of indicating intent as determined by the county department, has no guardian, ordinarily resides in another county, and is expected to return to that county within one year, the individual is a resident of that county.
51.40(2)(b)2.eg. eg. If another county has accepted responsibility for or provided services to the individual prior to December 1, 2006, the individual is a resident of that county.
51.40(2)(b)2.fg. fg. If the individual is incapable of indicating intent; the individual was living in another county outside of a nursing home or state facility on December 1, 2006, or under circumstances that established residence in that county after December 1, 2006; and that county was the last county in which the individual had residence while living outside of a nursing home or state facility, the individual is a resident of that county.
51.40(2)(b)2.g. g. If subd. 2. ag. to fg. does not apply, an individual who is incapable of indicating intent and is residing in a facility is a resident of the county in which the individual resided before admittance to the facility.
51.40(2)(f) (f) Guardian's authority to declare county of residence. A guardian may declare any of the following, under any of the following conditions:
51.40(2)(f)1. 1. The ward is a resident of the guardian's county of residence, if pars. (a) and (b) do not apply, if the guardian's ward is in a facility and is incapable of indicating intent, and if the guardian is a resident of the county in which the facility is located or states in writing that the ward is expected to return to the guardian's county of residence when the purpose of entering the facility has been accomplished or when needed care and services can be obtained in the guardian's county of residence.
51.40(2)(f)2. 2. The ward is a resident of the county in which the ward is physically present, if pars. (a) and (b) do not apply and if all of the following apply:
51.40(2)(f)2.a. a. The ward's presence in the county is voluntary.
51.40(2)(f)2.b. b. There is no current order under ch. 55 in effect with respect to the ward, and the ward is not under an involuntary commitment order to the department of corrections or to a county other than the county in which the ward is physically present.
51.40(2)(f)2.c. c. The ward is living in a place of fixed habitation.
51.40(2)(f)2.d. d. The guardian states in writing that it is the ward's intent to remain in the county for the foreseeable future.
51.40(2)(f)3. 3. The ward is a resident of the county specified by the guardian, regardless if a previous determination of county of residence has been made, notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b) for good cause shown, if, in the ward's best interest, the guardian files with the probate court having jurisdiction of the guardianship and protective placement a written statement declaring the ward's domiciliary intent, subject to court approval, and if notice and opportunity to be heard are provided to all affected counties and parties. Notice under this subdivision shall be sent to the corporation counsel of each affected county by certified mail.
51.40(2)(g) (g) Determination of county of responsibility.
51.40(2)(g)1.1. An individual, an interested person on behalf of the individual, or any county may request that the department make a determination of the county of responsibility of the individual. Any motion for change of venue pending before the court of jurisdiction may be stayed until the determination under this paragraph is final. Within 10 days after receiving the request, the department shall provide written notice to the individual; to the individual's guardian, guardian ad litem, and counsel, if any; to the individual's immediate family, if they can be located; and to all potentially responsible counties that a determination of county of responsibility shall be made and that written information and comments may be submitted within 30 days after the date on which the notice is sent.
51.40(2)(g)2. 2. The department shall review information submitted under subd. 1. and make such investigation as it deems proper. Within 30 days after the end of the period for submitting information, the department shall make a decision as to residence, and send a copy of the decision to the individual and to all involved counties. The decision may be appealed under s. 227.44 by the individual or the county determined to be responsible.
51.40(2)(g)3. 3. Pending a determination under subd. 2., a county department which has been providing services to the individual shall continue to provide services if necessary to meet the individual's needs. If no county department is currently providing services, the county in which the client is physically present shall provide necessary services pending the determination.
51.40(2)(g)4. 4. A determination under subd. 2. may provide for a period of transitional services to assure continuity of services by specifying a date until which the county department which has been providing services shall continue to do so.
51.40(2)(g)5. 5. The decision of the department under subd. 2. is binding on the individual and on any county which received notice of the proceeding. Except as provided in the determination, the county determined to be the county of responsibility shall act as the county of responsibility immediately after receiving notice of the determination, and during the pendency of any appeal of the determination that is brought under ch. 227.
51.40(2)(g)6. 6. The county that is determined to be the county of responsibility shall reimburse any other county for all care, treatment, and services provided by the other county to the individual under ch. 46, 51, or 55. Full reimbursement by the county that is determined to be the county of responsibility shall be made within 120 days after the date of the department's determination of the county of responsibility or within 120 days after the date of the outcome of any appeal of the department's determination that is brought under ch. 227, or by a date or under a schedule of 2 or more payments that is agreed to by both counties.
51.40 Annotation The residence of an adult who was protectively placed as a minor is discussed. Waukesha County v. B.D. 163 Wis. 2d 779, 472 N.W.2d 563 (Ct. App. 1991).
51.40 Annotation A community-based residential facility is neither a nursing home nor a state facility. Sub. (2) is limited to individuals living in nursing homes or state facilities. Juneau County v. Sauk County, 217 Wis. 2d 705, 580 N.W.2d 694 (Ct. App. 1998), 97-1365.
51.41 51.41 Milwaukee County mental health; Milwaukee County mental health board.
51.41(1d) (1d) Milwaukee County mental health board; appointments; requirements; vacancies.
51.41(1d)(a)(a) Milwaukee County shall establish the Milwaukee County mental health board.
51.41(1d)(b) (b) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 11 voting members appointed by the Milwaukee County executive for 4-year terms except for the members under subds. 10. and 11.:
51.41(1d)(b)1. 1. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for children. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the Milwaukee County executive 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
51.41(1d)(b)2. 2. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for adults. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the Milwaukee County executive 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
51.41(1d)(b)3. 3. A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for individuals who have experienced mental illness or substance abuse from organizations including Warmline, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the Milwaukee County executive 4 representatives of the community for this board membership position.
51.41(1d)(b)4. 4. A psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services including emergency detention, inpatient, residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and wraparound community-based services. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the Milwaukee County executive 4 psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurses for this board membership position.
51.41(1d)(b)5. 5. An individual specializing in finance and administration. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin County Human Services Association, and the Public Policy Forum for at least 4 individuals with experience in analyzing healthcare operating expenses, revenues, and reimbursement, knowledge of public and private funding and systems, and expertise in financial restructuring for sustainability.
51.41(1d)(b)6. 6. A health care provider with experience in the delivery of substance abuse services. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for at least 4 health care providers specializing in providing substance abuse services.
51.41(1d)(b)7. 7. An individual with legal expertise. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Community Justice Counsel, and Disability Rights Wisconsin for at least 4 individuals who have legal expertise specializing in emergency detention regulatory requirements including policies, procedures, provider responsibilities, and patient rights.
51.41(1d)(b)8. 8. A health care provider representing community-based mental health service providers who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for health care providers specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented, mental health systems. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the Milwaukee County executive 4 health care providers representing community-based mental health service providers for this board membership position.
51.41(1d)(b)9. 9. An individual who is a consumer or family member representing community-based mental health service providers. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for at least 4 consumers and family members representing community-based mental health service providers.
51.41(1d)(b)10. 10. The chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County under s. 51.42 (4), or his or her designee who is not an elected official as defined in s. 5.02 (3m). If the chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County is an elected official, the chairperson shall designate a member of the county community programs board who is not an elected official to be a member under this subdivision.
51.41(1d)(b)11. 11. The chairperson of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, or his or her designee.
51.41(1d)(c) (c) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 2 nonvoting members appointed by the Milwaukee County executive for 4-year terms:
51.41(1d)(c)1. 1. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from the Medical College of Wisconsin for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
51.41(1d)(c)2. 2. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
51.41(1d)(d)1.1. The Milwaukee County executive shall ensure that one of the members under par. (b) 1. and 2. is a psychologist.
51.41(1d)(d)2. 2. A person nominating or suggesting individuals for nomination under par. (b) shall attempt to ensure that individuals suggested are among the most-qualified and experienced in their field.
51.41(1d)(d)3.a.a. In this subdivision, "cultural competency" means the ability to understand and act respectfully toward, in a cultural context, the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, and behaviors of persons and families of various cultures, including persons and families who receive mental health services in Milwaukee County and persons and families who provide mental health services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(1d)(d)3.b. b. Members under par. (b) collectively shall possess cultural competency and shall reflect the population that is serviced by the Milwaukee County mental health system.
51.41(1d)(d)4. 4. No member of the board may be an employee of Milwaukee County at the time of nomination.
51.41(1d)(d)5. 5. No member of the board may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11). No member of the board may directly or indirectly solicit or receive subscriptions or contributions for any partisan political party or any political purpose while appointed to the board. No member of the board may engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan office. No member of the board may hold an elected office. Any violation of this subdivision is adequate grounds for dismissal.
51.41(1d)(d)6. 6. No member under par. (b) may serve more than 2 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity, except that a member may serve 3 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity if one of those 3 terms is for less than 2 years. An individual who has served 2 consecutive 4-year terms or 3 consecutive terms totalling less than 10 years is eligible to be suggested for nomination as a member under par. (b) after the individual has not served on the board for 12 months.
51.41(1d)(d)7. 7. Notwithstanding par. (b) 1., 2., 3., 4., and 8. and subject to subd. 6., if the Milwaukee County board of supervisors chooses to suggest a member of the Milwaukee County mental health board for reappointment to his or her position under par. (b) 1., 2., 3., 4., or 8., the Milwaukee County board of supervisors is not required to solicit suggestions from organizations and is not required to submit an additional 3 suggestions to the Milwaukee County executive for that appointment. Notwithstanding par. (b) 5., 6., 7., and 9. and subject to subd. 6., if the Milwaukee County executive chooses to reappoint a member of the Milwaukee County mental health board to his or her position under par. (b) 5., 6., 7., or 9., the Milwaukee County executive is not required to solicit suggestions from organizations for that appointment.
51.41(1d)(d)8. 8. Notwithstanding s. 59.17 (2) (c), appointment of members under pars. (b) and (c) to the Milwaukee County mental health board is not subject to approval of the Milwaukee County board of supervisors.
51.41(1d)(f) (f) At its first meeting in each year, the Milwaukee County mental health board shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary each of whom may be reelected for successive terms.
51.41(1d)(g) (g) A majority of the membership of a board constitutes a quorum to do business, and unless a more restrictive provision is adopted by the board, a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the board.
51.41(1d)(h) (h) The members of the Milwaukee County mental health board shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The members shall receive no compensation for their services.
51.41(1d)(i)1.1. Notwithstanding s. 17.10, a member of the Milwaukee County mental health board may be removed by all of the following:
51.41(1d)(i)1.a. a. If the Milwaukee County executive solicited suggestions for nomination, the Milwaukee County executive, for cause.
51.41(1d)(i)1.b. b. If the Milwaukee County board of supervisors suggested the member for nomination, the Milwaukee County board of supervisors, for cause.
51.41(1d)(i)2. 2. A member of the Milwaukee County mental health board shall be removed by the Milwaukee County executive for engaging in an activity that disqualifies an individual from board membership under this subsection.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (1d) is created eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 203.
51.41(1s) (1s)Duties of the board. The Milwaukee County mental health board shall do all of the following:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)