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51.42(6m)(h) (h) After consultation with the county community programs board under sub. (5a), administer the duties of the county department of community programs under sub. (3) (aw) 2.
51.42(6m)(i) (i) Establish salaries and personnel policies of the programs of the county department of community programs subject to approval of the county executive or county administrator and county board of supervisors, except in Milwaukee County, or the Milwaukee County mental health board in Milwaukee County unless the county board of supervisors or the Milwaukee County mental health board elects not to review the salaries and personnel policies.
51.42(6m)(j) (j) Perform other functions necessary to manage, operate, maintain and improve programs.
51.42(6m)(k) (k) Comply with state requirements.
51.42(6m)(L) (L) Utilize available community resources and develop new resources necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
51.42(6m)(m) (m) In consultation with the county community programs board under sub. (5a), prepare:
51.42(6m)(m)1. 1. Intermediate-range plans and budget.
51.42(6m)(m)2. 2. An annual report of the operation of the county department of community programs.
51.42(6m)(m)3. 3. Such other reports as are required by the secretary and the county board of supervisors or, as applicable, the Milwaukee County mental health board.
51.42(6m)(n) (n) Provide for coordination of local services and continuity of care.
51.42(6m)(o) (o) Administer funds provided under s. 46.266 in accordance with s. 46.266 (5).
51.42(7) (7)Duties of the department of health services.
51.42(7)(a)(a) The department of health services shall:
51.42(7)(a)1. 1. Review requests and certify county departments of community programs and community mental health programs to assure that those county departments and those programs are in compliance with this section.
51.42(7)(a)2. 2. Periodically review and evaluate county departments of community programs to assure compliance with this section. The review shall include a periodic assessment of need which shall separately identify elements of service required under this section. The periodic review of community mental health programs shall be made at least once every 36 months, except that all of the following apply:
51.42(7)(a)2.a. a. The secretary may require annual review of a community mental health program that, in the immediately preceding 36 months, substantially failed to comply with the requirements for certification or was the subject of grievances or an investigation.
51.42(7)(a)2.b. b. The department may review and evaluate a community mental health program at any time.
51.42(7)(a)2m. 2m. Review and evaluate at random at least 5 community mental health programs each year. Review and evaluation under this subdivision may be coincident with or in addition to that made under subd. 2. and may be conducted with or without notice to a community mental health program.
51.42(7)(a)3. 3. Provide consultative staff services to communities to assist in ascertaining local needs and in planning, establishing and operating programs.
51.42(7)(a)3m. 3m. Develop a training curriculum for use in training members of county community programs boards and county human services boards. The training curriculum shall delineate the board members' roles and responsibilities and shall provide information on client groups served and programs provided by the county department of community programs or human services. In developing the training curriculum, the department shall consult with representatives of county interests, consumer and advocacy groups and community mental health program providers. The department shall submit the training curriculum to the council on mental health under s. 51.02 (1) (h) for the council's review and comment.
51.42(7)(a)3r. 3r. Establish a training schedule that ensures that county community programs boards and county human services boards in all geographical areas of the state are provided access to training under the training curriculum under subd. 3m. once every 2 years.
51.42(7)(a)4. 4. Develop and implement a uniform cost reporting system according to s. 46.18 (8) to (10).
51.42(7)(a)5. 5. Ensure that county departments of community programs that elect to provide special education programs to children aged 3 years and under comply with requirements established by the department of public instruction.
51.42(7)(a)6. 6. Provide, as available after provision of services under s. 51.05 (6), the following:
51.42(7)(a)6.a. a. Mental health outpatient and follow-up services appropriate for hearing-impaired mentally ill individuals, including advocacy training relating to the rights of mentally ill individuals.
51.42(7)(a)6.b. b. Technical assistance to a county department of community programs concerning provision of services to hearing-impaired mentally ill individuals.
51.42(7)(a)7. 7. Develop a program in consultation with the department of safety and professional services to use voluntary, uncompensated services of licensed or certified professionals to assist the department of health services in evaluating community mental health programs in exchange for continuing education credits for the professionals under ss. 448.40 (2) (e) and 455.065 (5).
51.42(7)(a)8. 8. Enter into an agreement with an institution of higher education or a private, nonprofit organization to develop a community mental health client survey prototype. The department shall attempt to secure a grant to fund the development of the survey prototype.
51.42(7)(a)9. 9. Develop a model community mental health plan available for use by counties and to assist them in developing their community plans as required under s. 51.42 (3) (ar) 5. In the process of developing the model community mental health plan, the department shall select 6 counties, both urban and rural, to submit plans to the department for review. The department shall revise the model plan, if necessary, considering the comments of the 6 counties selected. The department shall also consult with the council on mental health and with groups that represent counties, consumers of mental health services and family members of the consumers in developing the model community mental health plan. The department shall establish a schedule that requires each county in this state to submit a plan under s. 51.42 (3) (ar) 5. once every 3 years, in accordance with deadlines established by the subunit of the department with jurisdiction over community mental health. The department, in conjunction with the council on mental health, shall review the plans submitted by counties.
51.42(7)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules which do all of the following:
51.42(7)(b)1. 1. Govern the administrative structure deemed necessary to administer community mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse services.
51.42(7)(b)2. 2. Establish uniform cost record-keeping requirements.
51.42(7)(b)3. 3. Prescribe standards for qualifications and salaries of personnel.
51.42(7)(b)4. 4. Prescribe standards for quality of professional services.
51.42(7)(b)5. 5. Prescribe requirements for in-service and educational leave programs for personnel.
51.42(7)(b)6. 6. Prescribe standards for establishing patient fee schedules.
51.42(7)(b)7. 7. Govern eligibility of patients to the end that no person is denied service on the basis of age, race, color, creed, location or inability to pay.
51.42(7)(b)7m. 7m. Define "first priority for services" under and otherwise implement sub. (3) (ar) 4m.
51.42(7)(b)8. 8. Prescribe such other standards and requirements as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
51.42(7)(b)9. 9. Promulgate rules establishing medication procedures to be used in the delivery of mental health services.
51.42(7)(b)10. 10. Establish criteria for the level of scrutiny for evaluation of community mental health programs.
51.42(7)(b)11. 11. Prescribe requirements for certification of community mental health programs, except as provided in s. 51.032, including all of the following:
51.42(7)(b)11.a. a. A requirement that, as part of the certification process, community mental health programs must demonstrate that their staff have knowledge of laws, regulations and standards of practice which apply to the program and its clients.
51.42(7)(b)11.b. b. A requirement that, when conducting certifications, certification staff must use a random selection process in reviewing client records.
51.42(7)(b)11.c. c. A requirement that certification staff conduct client interviews as part of the certification process.
51.42(7)(b)11.d. d. A requirement that certification staff provide certification results to the community mental health program reviewed, to subunits within the department responsible for community mental health program monitoring and to the county department under this section in which the community mental health program is located upon completion of certification.
51.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 35, Wis. adm. code.
51.42(7)(c) (c) The secretary shall designate the subunit of the department that is responsible for supervising the grievance process for clients of mental health services.
51.42(7)(d) (d) By January 1, 2015, and by January 1 of each odd-numbered year thereafter, the department shall submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) a report that describes mental health services and programs provided by counties and regions comprised of multiple counties.
51.42(8) (8)Construction.
51.42(8)(a)(a) Any reference in any law to a county department of community programs applies to a county department under s. 46.23 in its administration of the powers and duties of the county department of community programs under s. 46.23 (3) (b) or applies to a county department under s. 46.21 (2m) in its administration of the powers and duties of the county department of community programs under s. 46.21 (2m) (b) 1. a.
51.42(8)(b)1.1. Any reference in any law to a county community programs director appointed under sub. (5) (a) 4. applies to the director of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (5) (f) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of that county community programs director.
51.42(8)(b)2. 2. Any reference in any law to a county community programs director appointed under sub. (6m) (intro.) applies to the director of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (6m) (intro.) or appointed under s. 46.21 (1m) (a) in his or her administration of the powers and duties of that county community programs director.
51.42(8)(c)1.1. Any reference in any law to a county community programs board appointed under sub. (4) (a) 1. applies to the board of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (4) (b) 1. in its administration of the powers and duties of that county community programs board.
51.42(8)(c)2.a.a. Except as provided in subd. 2. b., reference in any law to a county community programs board appointed under sub. (4) (a) 2. applies to the board of a county department appointed under s. 46.23 (4) (b) 2. in its administration of the powers and duties of that county community programs board.
51.42(8)(c)2.b. b. Any reference in any law to a county community programs board appointed under sub. (4) (a) 2. is limited, with respect to the county department of human services under s. 46.21 (2m), to the powers and duties of the county community programs board as specified in sub. (5a).
51.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. DHS 34, 40, 61, 63, 65, and 75, Wis. adm. code.
51.42 Annotation Costs could not be assessed under sub. (1) (b) against the subject of an emergency protective placement proceeding that was outside of the statutory guidelines under s. 55.06 (11) [now s. 55.135]. Ethelyn I.C. v. Waukesha County, 221 Wis. 2d 109, 584 N.W.2d 211 (Ct. App. 1998), 97-2236.
51.42 Annotation Members of a county board appointed to a unified board, created under sub. (4) (b), serve for the full term for which appointed, without reference to the termination of their office as county board members by election defeat. 63 Atty. Gen. 203.
51.42 Annotation The corporation counsel should provide legal advice and representation to ss. 51.42 and 51.437 boards as well as to the county board. 63 Atty. Gen. 468.
51.42 Annotation Liability, reimbursement, and collection for services provided under ss. 51.42 and 51.437 programs are discussed. 63 Atty. Gen. 560, 65 Atty. Gen. 49.
51.42 Annotation The county board of supervisors may require its approval of contracts for purchase of services by a community services board if it so specified in its coordinated plan and budget. Otherwise it may not. 69 Atty. Gen. 128.
51.42 Annotation Menominee Tribe members are eligible to participate in voluntary programs but the state cannot accept tribe members into involuntary programs on the basis of tribal court orders alone. 70 Atty. Gen. 219.
51.42 Annotation A multicounty 51.42/51.437 board may retain private legal counsel only when the corporation counsel of each county, or the district attorney of each county not having a corporation counsel, notifies the board that he or she is unable to provide specific services in a timely manner. 73 Atty. Gen. 8.
51.42 Annotation The appointing authority has broad discretion to determine the interests and abilities of persons appointed to a "51.42 board." 78 Atty. Gen. 56.
51.42 Annotation Counties may enter into joint agreements to collectively furnish and fund nursing home services if the agreements do not violate federal and state Medicaid statutes and regulations prohibiting supplementation. Assessments resulting from such agreements that are computed without reference to and are not attributable to purchase of services contracts involving particular Medicaid patients would not be considered supplementation. Assessments that are computed with reference to or are attributable to purchase of services contracts involving particular Medicaid patients are not permissible. The validity of hybrid assessments that do not fit solely within either one of those two categories must be determined on a case-by-case basis. OAG 4-09.
51.421 51.421 Community support programs.
51.421(1) (1) Purpose. In order to provide the least restrictive and most appropriate care and treatment for persons with serious and persistent mental illness, community support programs should be available in all parts of the state. In order to integrate community support programs with other long-term care programs, community support programs shall be coordinated, to the greatest extent possible, with the community options program under s. 46.27, with the protective services system in a county, with the medical assistance program under subch. IV of ch. 49 and with other care and treatment programs for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
51.421(2) (2)Services. If funds are provided, and within the limits of the availability of funds provided under s. 51.423 (2), each county department under s. 51.42 shall establish a community support program. Each community support program shall use a coordinated case management system and shall provide or assure access to services for persons with serious and persistent mental illness who reside within the community. Services provided or coordinated through a community support program shall include assessment, diagnosis, identification of persons in need of services, case management, crisis intervention, psychiatric treatment including medication supervision, counseling and psychotherapy, activities of daily living, psychosocial rehabilitation which may include services provided by day treatment programs, client advocacy including assistance in applying for any financial support for which the client may be eligible, residential services and recreational activities. Services shall be provided to an individual based upon his or her treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation needs.
51.421(3) (3)Departmental duties. The department shall:
51.421(3)(a) (a) Promulgate rules establishing standards for the certified provision of community support programs by county departments under s. 51.42, except as provided in s. 51.032. The department shall establish standards that ensure that providers of services meet federal standards for certification of providers of community support program services under the medical assistance program, 42 USC 1396 to 1397e. The department shall develop the standards in consultation with representatives of county departments under s. 51.42, elected county officials and consumer advocates.
51.421(3)(b) (b) Ensure the development of a community support program in each county through the provision of technical assistance, consultation and funding.
51.421(3)(c) (c) Monitor the establishment and the continuing operation of community support programs and ensure that community support programs comply with the standards promulgated by rule. The department shall ensure that the persons monitoring community support programs to determine compliance with the standards are persons who are knowledgeable about treatment programs for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
51.421(3)(d) (d) Develop and conduct training programs for community support program staff.
51.421(3)(e) (e) Distribute, from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (bL), moneys in each fiscal year for community support program services.
51.421 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. DHS 63 and 65, Wis. adm. code.
51.422 51.422 Opioid treatment programs.
51.422(1) (1) Program creation. The department shall create 2 or 3 new, regional comprehensive opioid treatment programs to provide treatment for opiate addiction in rural and underserved, high-need areas. The department shall obtain and review proposals for opioid treatment programs in accordance with its request-for-proposal procedures. A program under this section may not offer methadone treatment.
51.422(2) (2)Program components. An opioid treatment program created under this section shall offer an assessment to individuals in need of service to determine what type of treatment is needed. The program shall transition individuals to a licensed residential program, if that level of treatment is necessary. The program shall provide counseling, medication-assisted treatment, including both long-acting opioid antagonist and partial agonist medications that have been approved by the federal food and drug administration, and abstinence-based treatment. The program shall transition individuals who have completed treatment to county-based or private post-treatment care.
51.422(3) (3)Report. By April 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance and to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) a progress report on the outcomes of the program under this section.
51.422 History History: 2013 a. 195.
51.423 51.423 Grants-in-aid.
51.423(1)(1) The department shall fund, within the limits of the department's allocation for mental health services under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and (o) and subject to this section, services for mental illness, developmental disability, alcoholism, and drug abuse to meet standards of service quality and accessibility. The department's primary responsibility is to guarantee that county departments established under either s. 51.42 or 51.437 receive a reasonably uniform minimum level of funding and its secondary responsibility is to fund programs which meet exceptional community needs or provide specialized or innovative services. Moneys appropriated under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and earmarked by the department for mental health services under s. 20.435 (7) (o) shall be allocated by the department to county departments under s. 51.42 or 51.437 in the manner set forth in this section.
51.423(2) (2) From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and (o), the department shall distribute the funding for services provided or purchased by county departments under s. 46.23, 51.42, or 51.437 to such county departments as provided under s. 46.40. County matching funds are required for the distributions under s. 46.40 (2) and (9) (b). Each county's required match for the distributions under s. 46.40 (2) for a year equals 9.89% of the total of the county's distributions under s. 46.40 (2) for that year for which matching funds are required plus the amount the county was required by s. 46.26 (2) (c), 1985 stats., to spend for juvenile delinquency-related services from its distribution for 1987. Each county's required match for the distribution under s. 46.40 (9) (b) for a year equals 9.89% of that county's amounts described in s. 46.40 (9) (ar) (intro.) for that year. Matching funds may be from county tax levies, federal and state revenue sharing funds, or private donations to the counties that meet the requirements specified in sub. (5). Private donations may not exceed 25% of the total county match. If the county match is less than the amount required to generate the full amount of state and federal funds distributed for this period, the decrease in the amount of state and federal funds equals the difference between the required and the actual amount of county matching funds.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)