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Effective date text (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. Any dispute between the Milwaukee County board of supervisors and the Milwaukee County mental health board over whether a function, program, or service is a mental health function, program, or service under the jurisdiction of the Milwaukee County mental health board shall be resolved by the secretary of health services.
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.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 203, section 35m. The word in brackets was unintentionally deleted by section 35m. Corrective legislation is pending. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (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 or by agreement with the Milwaukee County board of supervisors, by an affirmative vote of 8 of the voting Milwaukee County mental health board members if the secretary of health services approves the transfer.
51.41(6) (6)Payment of board expenditures.
51.41(6)(a)(a) The Milwaukee County board of supervisors and the department shall enter an agreement for the payment of expenses of the Milwaukee County mental health board and for the performance of the audit and the completion of the report under 2013 Wisconsin Act 203, section 53 (4).
51.41(6)(b) (b) The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall arrange for the payment of expenses from the mental health budget, as defined in sub. (4) (a) 2., according to the agreement under par. (a). All payments shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (kf).
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (6) is repealed eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 203.
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; s. 35.17 correction in (4) (b) 5.
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 (7) (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 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.
51.42(3)(ar)17. 17. If authorized under s. 46.283 (1) (a) 1., apply to the department of health services to operate a resource center under s. 46.283 and, if the department contracts with the county under s. 46.283 (2), operate the resource center.
51.42(3)(ar)18. 18. If authorized under s. 46.284 (1) (a) 1., apply to the department of health services to operate a care management organization under s. 46.284 and, if the department contracts with the county under s. 46.284 (2), operate the care management organization and, if appropriate, place funds in a risk reserve.
51.42(3)(as) (as) Care in other facilities.
51.42(3)(as)1g.1g. In this paragraph, "county department" means a county department of community programs.
51.42(3)(as)1m. 1m. A county department shall reimburse a mental health institute at the institute's daily rate for custody of any person who is ordered by a court located in that county to be examined at the mental health institute under s. 971.14 (2) for all days that the person remains in custody at the mental health institute, beginning 48 hours, not including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after the sheriff and county department receive notice under s. 971.14 (2) (d) that the examination has been completed.
51.42(3)(as)1r. 1r. A county department shall authorize all care of any patient in a state, local, or private facility under a contractual agreement between the county department and the facility, unless the county department governs the facility. The need for inpatient care shall be determined by the program director or designee in consultation with and upon the recommendation of a licensed physician trained in psychiatry and employed by the county department or its contract agency. In cases of emergency, a facility under contract with any county department shall charge the county department having jurisdiction in the county where the patient is found. The county department shall reimburse the facility for the actual cost of all authorized care and services less applicable collections under s. 46.036, unless the department of health services determines that a charge is administratively infeasible, or unless the department of health services, after individual review, determines that the charge is not attributable to the cost of basic care and services. Except as provided in subd. 1m., a county department may not reimburse any state institution or receive credit for collections for care received in a state institution by nonresidents of this state, interstate compact clients, transfers under s. 51.35 (3), transfers from Wisconsin state prisons under s. 51.37 (5) (a), commitments under s. 975.01, 1977 stats., or s. 975.02, 1977 stats., or s. 971.14, 971.17 or 975.06 or admissions under s. 975.17, 1977 stats., or children placed in the guardianship of the department of children and families under s. 48.427 or 48.43 or under the supervision of the department of corrections under s. 938.183 or 938.355. The exclusionary provisions of s. 46.03 (18) do not apply to direct and indirect costs that are attributable to care and treatment of the client.
51.42(3)(as)2. 2. If a mental health institute has provided a county department with service, the department of health services shall regularly collect for the cost of care from the county department. If collections for care from the county department and from other sources exceed current billings, the difference shall be remitted to the county department through the appropriation under s. 20.435 (2) (gk). For care provided on and after February 1, 1979, the department of health services shall adjust collections from medical assistance to compensate for differences between specific rate scales for care charged to the county department and the average daily medical assistance reimbursement rate. The department of health services shall deduct the amount due from a county department under this subdivision from any payment due from the department of health services to the county department.
51.42(3)(as)3. 3. Care, services and supplies provided after December 31, 1973, to any person who, on December 31, 1973, was in or under the supervision of a mental health institute, or was receiving mental health services in a facility authorized by s. 51.08 or 51.09, but was not admitted to a mental health institute by the department of health services, shall be charged to the county department which was responsible for such care and services at the place where the patient resided when admitted to the institution. The department of health services may bill county departments for care provided at the mental health institutes at rates which the department of health services sets on a flexible basis, except that this flexible rate structure shall cover the cost of operations of the mental health institutes.
51.42(3)(aw) (aw) Powers.
51.42(3)(aw)1.1. Within the limits of state and county appropriations and maximum available funding from other sources, a county department of community programs may provide for the program needs of persons suffering from mental disabilities, including but not limited to mental illness, developmental disability, alcoholism or drug abuse, by offering the following services:
51.42(3)(aw)1.a. a. Precare, aftercare and rehabilitation and habilitation services.
51.42(3)(aw)1.b. b. Professional consultation.
51.42(3)(aw)1.c. c. Public informational and educational services.
51.42(3)(aw)1.d. d. Provide treatment and services that are specified in a conditional release plan approved by a court for a person who is a county resident and is conditionally released under s. 971.17 (3) or (4) or that are specified in a supervised release plan approved by a court under s. 980.06 (2) (c), 1997 stats., s. 980.08 (5), 2003 stats., or s. 980.08 (4) (g). If the county department provides treatment and services under this subdivision, the department of health services shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (2) (bj), pay the county department for the costs of the treatment and services.
51.42(3)(aw)2. 2. A county department of community programs may allocate services among service recipients to reflect the availability of limited resources.
51.42(3)(aw)3. 3. A county department of community programs may own, lease or manage real property for the purposes of operating a treatment facility.
51.42(3)(b) (b) Other powers and duties. The county board of supervisors of any county with a single-county department of community programs, the Milwaukee County mental health board, and the county boards of supervisors of counties with a multicounty department of community programs may designate the county department of community programs as the administrator of any other county health care program or institution, but the operation of such program or institution is not reimbursable under s. 51.423.
51.42(3)(bm) (bm) Educational services. A county department of community programs may not furnish services and programs provided by the department of public instruction and local educational agencies.
51.42(3)(c) (c) Multicounty contract. No grant-in-aid may be made under s. 51.423 to any multicounty department of community programs until the counties which established the multicounty department of community programs have drawn up a detailed contractual agreement, approved by the secretary, setting forth the plans for joint sponsorship.
51.42(3)(e) (e) Exchange of information. Notwithstanding ss. 46.2895 (9), 48.78 (2) (a), 49.45 (4), 49.83, 51.30, 51.45 (14) (a), 55.22 (3), 146.82, 252.11 (7), 253.07 (3) (c), and 938.78 (2) (a), any subunit of a county department of community programs or tribal agency acting under this section may exchange confidential information about a client, without the informed consent of the client, with any other subunit of the same county department of community programs or tribal agency, with a resource center, a care management organization, or a long-term care district, or with any person providing services to the client under a purchase of services contract with the county department of community programs or tribal agency or with a resource center, care management organization, or long-term care district, if necessary to enable an employee or service provider to perform his or her duties, or to enable the county department of community programs or tribal agency to coordinate the delivery of services to the client. Any agency releasing information under this paragraph shall document that a request was received and what information was provided.
51.42(4) (4)County community programs board.
51.42(4)(a)(a) Appointment.
51.42(4)(a)1.1. Except as provided under subd. 2., the county board of supervisors of every county with a single-county department of community programs or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department of community programs shall, before qualification under this section, appoint a governing and policy-making board to be known as the county community programs board. A county community programs board appointed under this subdivision shall govern the single-county or multicounty department of community programs and shall assume all of the powers and duties of the county department of community programs under sub. (3) (ar) to (bm). A member of a county community programs board appointed under this subdivision may be removed from office under the following circumstances:
51.42(4)(a)1.a. a. For cause, by a two-thirds vote of each county board of supervisors participating in the appointment, on due notice in writing and hearing of the charges against the member.
51.42(4)(a)1.b. b. If the member when appointed was a member of the county board of supervisors and the member is not reelected to that office, on due notice in writing.
51.42(4)(a)2. 2. In any county with a county executive or county administrator and which has established a single-county department of community programs, the county executive or county administrator shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Milwaukee County mental health board in Milwaukee County or the county board of supervisors, the county community programs board, which shall be only a policy-making body determining the broad outlines and principles governing the administration of programs under this section. A member of a county community programs board appointed under this subdivision may be removed by the county executive or county administrator under the following circumstances:
51.42(4)(a)2.a. a. For cause.
51.42(4)(a)2.b. b. If the member when appointed was a member of the county board of supervisors and the member is not reelected to that office.
51.42(4)(b) (b) Composition.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)