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.
51.41(1s) (1s)Duties of the board. The Milwaukee County mental health board shall do all of the following:
51.41(1s)(a) (a) Oversee the provision of mental health programs and services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(1s)(b) (b) Allocate moneys for mental health functions, programs, and services in Milwaukee County within the mental health budget as defined in sub. (4) (a) 2.
51.41(1s)(c) (c) Make the final determination on mental health policy in Milwaukee County.
51.41(1s)(d) (d) Replace the Milwaukee County board of supervisors in all mental health functions that are typically performed by a county board of supervisors.
51.41(1s)(e) (e) Facilitate delivery of mental health services in an efficient and effective manner by making a commitment to all of the following:
51.41(1s)(e)1. 1. Community-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented, mental health systems.
51.41(1s)(e)2. 2. Maximizing comprehensive community-based services.
51.41(1s)(e)3. 3. Prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care.
51.41(1s)(e)4. 4. 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.
51.41(1s)(e)5. 5. Providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes.
51.41(1s)(e)6. 6. Diverting people experiencing mental illness from the corrections system when appropriate.
51.41(1s)(e)7. 7. Maximizing use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
51.41(1s)(f) (f) Attempt to achieve costs savings in the provision of mental health programs and services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(1s)(g) (g) Cooperate and consult with the department on recommendations for and establishing policy for inpatient mental health treatment facilities and related programs in Milwaukee County.
51.41(2) (2)Powers of the board; limitations. The Milwaukee County mental health board may request information from the Milwaukee Mental Health Complex, a county department under s. 46.21 or 51.42 or any other Milwaukee County governmental unit that possesses mental health information in order to fulfill its duties of overseeing mental health functions, programs, and services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(3) (3)Public hearing; meetings. The Milwaukee County mental health board shall meet 6 times each year and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson or a majority of the board's members. Annually, the Milwaukee County mental health board shall hold a public hearing in Milwaukee County as one of its required meetings.
51.41(4) (4)Milwaukee County mental health budget.
51.41(4)(a)(a) In this subsection:
51.41(4)(a)1. 1. “Community aids amount" means the amount of the mental health budget that is funded from the community aids allocation received under s. 46.40.
51.41(4)(a)2. 2. “Mental health budget" means the part of the budget for Milwaukee County for a fiscal year that covers mental health functions, programs, and services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(4)(a)3. 3. “Tax levy amount" means the amount of the mental health budget that is funded from revenues from the tax levy.
51.41(4)(b)1.1. The Milwaukee County mental health board shall propose to the Milwaukee County executive the total amount of the mental health budget, the community aids amount, and the tax levy amount. The Milwaukee County mental health board may not propose a tax levy amount that is less than $53,000,000 or more than $65,000,000, except as provided in subds. 5. and 6.
51.41(4)(b)2. 2. The county executive, in his or her proposed budget for Milwaukee County for a fiscal year, may include a tax levy amount that is different than the tax levy amount proposed under subd. 1., but the county executive may not include a tax levy amount that is less than $53,000,000 or more than $65,000,000, except as provided in subds. 5. and 6.
51.41(4)(b)3. 3. The county board of supervisors shall allocate to mental health functions, programs, and services an amount from the county's community aids allocation received under s. 46.40 that maintains or increases the expenditures for mental health functions, programs, and services paid from the county's community aids allocation in the previous fiscal year to the extent of the availability of community aids funds from the state.
51.41(4)(b)4. 4. Except as provided in subds. 5. and 6., the county board of supervisors shall incorporate into the budget for Milwaukee County for a fiscal year all of the following:
51.41(4)(b)4.a. a. The tax levy amount as proposed by the county executive under subd. 2. and the amount of the community aids allocation determined under subd. 3.
51.41(4)(b)4.b. b. An amount equal to the total amount of the mental health budget proposed under subd. 1., less the community aids amount proposed under subd. 1 and the tax levy amount proposed under subd. 1.
51.41(4)(b)5. 5. If the Milwaukee County mental health board transfers to itself jurisdiction of a function, service, or program under sub. (5) (b) that it did not have jurisdiction over on April 10, 2014, the tax levy amount proposed under subd. 2. is increased by an amount equal to the amount derived from revenue from the tax levy that was expended by Milwaukee County for the transferred function, service, or program in the fiscal year before the fiscal year in which the function, program, or service is transferred. The $65,000,000 limit imposed under subds. 1. and 2. upon the tax levy amount may be exceeded by the amount of the increase under this subdivision in any fiscal year in which the Milwaukee County mental health board has jurisdiction over the transferred function, service, or program.
51.41(4)(b)6. 6. If a majority of the Milwaukee County mental health board and a majority of the Milwaukee County board of supervisors approves and the Milwaukee County executive agrees the tax levy amount may be less than $53,000,000 or more than $65,000,000 for a fiscal year.
51.41(4)(c) (c) Except as allowed under pars. (b) 2., 3., 4., 5., and 6. and (d), the Milwaukee County board of supervisors may not in a fiscal year provide funding, and the Milwaukee County executive may not in a fiscal year approve funding, for mental health functions, services, and programs that is less than or more than the total amount of the mental health budget proposed under par. (b) 1. for that fiscal year for those mental health functions, services, and programs.
51.41(4)(d) (d) The treasurer in Milwaukee County shall hold any moneys that at the end of a fiscal year have not been expended or encumbered from the amount budgeted for mental health functions, programs, and services in a mental health reserve fund. Moneys in the reserve fund may be used at any time to cover deficits in the Milwaukee County mental health budget. If the amount in the reserve fund exceeds $10,000,000, the amount exceeding $10,000,000 may be used at any time for any mental health function, program, or service in Milwaukee County. Moneys in the reserve fund may be used only for the purposes described in this paragraph.
51.41(5) (5)Jurisdiction of Milwaukee County board.
51.41(5)(a)(a) The Milwaukee County board of supervisors has no jurisdiction over any mental health policy, functions, programs, or services. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors may not create new mental health functions, programs, or services that are under the jurisdiction of the board of supervisors.
51.41(5)(b) (b) The Milwaukee County mental health board may transfer jurisdiction over a Milwaukee County function, service, or program to itself that pertains to mental health or is highly integrated with mental health services and that is not under its jurisdiction by statute, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the Milwaukee County mental health board members and a majority of the Milwaukee County board of supervisors.
51.41(7) (7)County department requirements.
51.41(7)(a)(a) A county department under s. 46.21 or 51.42 in Milwaukee County may not impede the Milwaukee County mental health board in performing its duties under this section or exercising its powers under this section.
51.41(7)(b) (b) A county department under s. 46.21 or 51.42 in Milwaukee County shall respond to any requests for information from the Milwaukee County mental health board.
51.41(8) (8)Reports; studies.
51.41(8)(a)(a) By March 1, 2015, and annually by March 1 thereafter, the Milwaukee County mental health board shall submit to the Milwaukee County executive, the Milwaukee County board of supervisors, and the department a report including a description of the funding allocations for Milwaukee County's mental health functions, services, and programs and a description of any improvements and efficiencies in those mental health functions, programs, and services. The department shall provide access to the report under this subsection to the public including posting the report on the department's Internet site.
51.41(8)(b) (b) The Milwaukee County mental health board shall arrange for a study to be conducted on alternate funding sources for mental health services and programs including fee-for-service models, managed care models that integrate mental health services into the contracts with an increased offset through basic county allocation reduction, and other funding models. By March 1, 2016, the Milwaukee County mental health board shall submit to the Milwaukee County board of supervisors, the Milwaukee County executive, and the department a report of the results of the study.
51.41(9) (9)Administrator.
51.41(9)(a)(a) The Milwaukee County executive shall nominate an individual to be the administrator of any division or branch of the department under s. 46.21 that administers behavioral health for Milwaukee County. The nominated individual may be hired as the administrator only upon approval of the Milwaukee County mental health board. If the county executive does not nominate an individual by June 1, 2015, the Milwaukee County mental health board may hire an individual to be the administrator. Upon a vacancy in the position of administrator, if the county executive does not nominate an individual within 12 months of the date the position becomes vacant, the Milwaukee County mental health board may hire an individual to be the administrator.
51.41(9)(b) (b) The Milwaukee County executive shall determine the salary and benefits and the job duties of the administrator. The county executive may not assign the administrator any duties that are not related to mental health functions, programs, and services in Milwaukee County.
51.41(9)(c)1.1. The administrator under this subsection may be removed by the Milwaukee County mental health board by a vote of 8 members of that board.
51.41(9)(c)2. 2. The Milwaukee County executive may recommend removal of the administrator under this subsection to the Milwaukee County mental health board. If the county executive recommends removal under this subdivision, the Milwaukee County mental health board may remove the administrator upon a vote of 6 members of that board.
51.41(9)(d) (d) The Milwaukee County board of supervisors may not hire, remove, or discipline; set the salary or benefits of, or assign or remove any job duties of the administrator under this subsection.
51.41(10) (10)Mental health contracts. Any contract related to mental health with a value of at least $100,000, to which Milwaukee County is a party may take effect only if the Milwaukee County mental health board votes to approve, or does not vote to reject, the contract within 28 days after the contract is signed or countersigned by the county executive.
51.41(11) (11)Transition liaison position.
51.41(11)(a)(a) The Milwaukee County executive shall nominate an individual who has knowledge of the services provided by and the mental health systems of Milwaukee County to be a transition liaison to assist the Milwaukee County mental health board in the transition of oversight functions and to ensure there is no interruption of mental health services. The transition liaison shall be assigned or hired to that position only upon approval of the Milwaukee County mental health board. The transition liaison shall be assigned to or employed in that position for no longer than 12 months, except that the county executive may grant extensions to the term of that position.
51.41(11)(b)1.1. The Milwaukee County executive shall determine the salary and benefits and the job duties of the transition liaison assigned or hired under par. (a).
51.41(11)(b)2. 2. The Milwaukee County executive may remove the transition liaison assigned or hired under par. (a). If the Milwaukee County executive removes the transition liaison assigned or hired under par. (a) before the 12 months following the date of the assignment or hiring of the initial transition liaison have expired, the Milwaukee County executive shall nominate another transition liaison to serve for at least the remainder of the 12 months following the date of the assignment or hiring of the initial transition liaison.
51.41(11)(c) (c) The Milwaukee County board of supervisors may not hire, remove, or discipline; set the salary or benefits of; or assign or remove any job duties of the transition liaison assigned or hired under this subsection.
51.41 History History: 2013 a. 203; 2015 a. 195 ss. 15, 72, 83.
51.42 51.42 Community mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse services.
51.42(1) (1)Program.
51.42(1)(a)(a) Purpose and intent. All of the following are the purposes and intent of this section:
51.42(1)(a)1. 1. To enable and encourage counties to develop a comprehensive range of services offering continuity of care.
51.42(1)(a)2. 2. To utilize and expand existing governmental, voluntary and private community resources for provision of services to prevent or ameliorate mental disabilities, including but not limited to mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse.
51.42(1)(a)3. 3. To provide for the integration of administration of those services and facilities organized under this section through the establishment of a county department of community programs.
51.42(1)(a)4. 4. To authorize state consultative services, reviews and establishment of standards and grants-in-aid for such program of services and facilities.
51.42(1)(b) (b) County liability. The county board of supervisors except in Milwaukee County, has the primary responsibility for the well-being, treatment and care of the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, alcoholic and other drug dependent citizens residing within its county and for ensuring that those individuals in need of such emergency services found within its county receive immediate emergency services. In Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee County mental health board has the primary responsibility for the well-being, treatment and care of the mentally ill, alcoholic, and other drug dependent citizens residing within Milwaukee County and for ensuring that those individuals in need of such emergency services found within Milwaukee County receive immediate emergency services. The county board of supervisors of Milwaukee County has the primary responsibility for the well-being, treatment, and care of the developmentally disabled citizens residing within Milwaukee County, except where the responsibility is delegated explicitly under this section to the Milwaukee County mental health board, and for ensuring that developmentally disabled individuals in need of such emergency services found within Milwaukee County receive immediate emergency services. This primary responsibility is limited to the programs, services and resources that the county board of supervisors, or, as applicable, the Milwaukee County mental health board, is reasonably able to provide within the limits of available state and federal funds and of county funds required to be appropriated to match state funds. County liability for care and services purchased through or provided by a county department of community programs established under this section shall be based upon the client's county of residence except for emergency services for which liability shall be placed with the county in which the individual is found. For the purpose of establishing county liability, “emergency services" includes those services provided under the authority of s. 55.05 (4), 2003 stats., or s. 55.06 (11) (a), 2003 stats., or s. 51.15, 51.45 (11) (a) or (b) or (12), 55.13, or 55.135 for not more than 72 hours. Nothing in this paragraph prevents recovery of liability under s. 46.10 or any other statute creating liability upon the individual receiving a service or any other designated responsible party, or prevents reimbursement by the department of health services for the actual cost of all care and services from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (da), as provided in s. 51.22 (3).
51.42(2) (2)Definition. In this section, “program" means community services and facilities for the prevention or amelioration of mental disabilities, including but not limited to mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse.
51.42(3) (3)County department of community programs.
51.42(3)(a)(a) Creation. Except as provided under s. 46.23 (3) (b), the county board of supervisors of any county except Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee County mental health board, or the county boards of supervisors of 2 or more counties, shall establish a county department of community programs on a single-county or multicounty basis to administer a community mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse program, make appropriations to operate the program and authorize the county department of community programs to apply for grants-in-aid under s. 51.423. The county department of community programs shall consist of a county community programs board, a county community programs director and necessary personnel.
51.42(3)(ar) (ar) Duties. A county department of community programs shall do all of the following:
51.42(3)(ar)1. 1. Enter into contracts to render services to or secure services from other agencies or resources including out-of-state agencies or resources. Notwithstanding ss. 59.42 (1) and (2) (b) and 978.05, any multicounty department of community programs may contract for professional legal services that are necessary to carry out the duties of the multicounty department of community programs if the corporation counsel of each county of the multicounty department of community programs has notified the multicounty department of community programs that he or she is unable to provide those services in a timely manner.
51.42(3)(ar)2. 2. Enter into contracts for the use of any facility as an approved public treatment facility under s. 51.45 for the treatment of alcoholics or persons who are drug dependent if the county department of community programs deems it to be an effective and economical course to follow.
51.42(3)(ar)3. 3. Plan for and establish a community developmental disabilities program to deliver the services required under s. 51.437 if, under s. 51.437 (4g) (b), the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of community programs or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of community programs transfer the powers and duties of the county department under s. 51.437 to the county department of community programs. The county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of community programs and the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of community programs may designate the county department of community programs to which these powers and duties have been transferred as the administrative agency of the long-term support community options program under s. 46.27 (3) (b) 1. and 5. and the community integration programs under ss. 46.275, 46.277 and 46.278.
51.42(3)(ar)4. 4. Within the limits of available state and federal funds and of county funds required to be appropriated to match state funds, provide for the program needs of persons suffering from mental disabilities, including mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or drug abuse, by offering the following services:
51.42(3)(ar)4.a. a. Collaborative and cooperative services with public health and other groups for programs of prevention.
51.42(3)(ar)4.b. b. Comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services, including assessment as specified under ss. 114.09 (2) (bm), 343.30 (1q) and 343.305 (10) and assessments under ss. 48.295 (1) and 938.295 (1).
51.42(3)(ar)4.c. c. Inpatient and outpatient care and treatment, residential facilities, partial hospitalization, emergency care and supportive transitional services.
51.42(3)(ar)4.d. d. Related research and staff in-service training, including periodic training on emergency detention procedures under s. 51.15, emergency protective services under s. 55.13, and emergency protective placement procedures under s. 55.135, for persons within the jurisdiction of the county department of community programs who are authorized to take individuals into custody under ss. 51.15 and 55.135. In developing in-service training on emergency detention and emergency protective placement procedures, the county department of community programs shall consult the county department of developmental disabilities services under s. 51.437 in counties where these departments are separate.
51.42(3)(ar)4.e. e. Continuous planning, development and evaluation of programs and services for all population groups.
51.42(3)(ar)4m. 4m. If state, federal and county funding for alcohol and other drug abuse treatment services provided under subd. 4. are insufficient to meet the needs of all eligible individuals, ensure that first priority for services is given to pregnant women who suffer from alcoholism or alcohol abuse or are drug dependent.
51.42(3)(ar)5. 5. Prepare a local plan which includes an inventory of all existing resources, identifies needed new resources and services and contains a plan for meeting the needs of the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, alcoholic, drug abusers and those with other psychiatric disabilities for citizens residing within the jurisdiction of the county department of community programs and for persons in need of emergency services found within the jurisdiction of the county department of community programs. The plan shall also include the establishment of long-range goals and intermediate-range plans, detailing priorities and estimated costs and providing for coordination of local services and continuity of care. The plan shall state how the needs of homeless persons and adults with serious and persistent mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and minorities will be met by the county department of community programs. The county department of community programs shall submit the plan to the department for review under sub. (7) (a) 9. and s. 51.02 (1) (f) in accordance with the schedule and deadlines established under sub. (7) (a) 9.
51.42(3)(ar)6. 6. Under the supervision of the county community programs director, using qualified personnel with training or experience, or both, in mental health, developmental disabilities, or in alcoholism and drug abuse, be responsible for the planning and implementation of programs relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or drug abuse. A single coordinator may be responsible for alcoholism, drug abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities programs.
51.42(3)(ar)7. 7. Acknowledge receipt of the notification received under s. 115.812 (2).
51.42(3)(ar)8. 8. By September 30, submit for inclusion as part of the proposed county budget to the Milwaukee County mental health board in Milwaukee County, to the county executive or county administrator, or, in those counties without a county executive or county administrator, directly to the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department of community programs or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of community programs a proposed budget for the succeeding calendar year covering services, including active treatment community mental health center services, based on the plan required under subd. 5. The final budget shall be submitted to the department of health services.
51.42(3)(ar)9. 9. Develop the cost of all services which it purchases based on the standards and requirements of s. 46.036.
51.42(3)(ar)11. 11. Annually report to the department of health services regarding the use of any contract entered into under s. 51.87.
51.42(3)(ar)13. 13. Except in an emergency, review and approve or disapprove all admissions to nursing homes of mentally ill persons under age 65 who are residents of the county.
51.42(3)(ar)14. 14. If the county board of supervisors or, as applicable, the Milwaukee County mental health board establishes an initiative to provide coordinated services under s. 59.53 (7), participate in and may administer the initiative, including entering into any written interagency agreements or contracts.
51.42(3)(ar)15. 15. Submit to the department in a timely fashion, as specified by the department, any reports necessary to comply with the requirements under 42 USC 300x-52.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 58 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-20-17)