51.442 51.442 Child psychiatry consultation program.
51.442(1)(1)In this section, “participating clinicians" include pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
51.442(2) (2)The department shall create and administer a child psychiatry consultation program to assist participating clinicians in providing enhanced care to pediatric patients with mental health care needs, to provide referral support for pediatric patients, and to provide additional services described in this section. The consultation program created under this section is not an emergency referral service.
51.442(3) (3)
51.442(3)(a)(a) In the period before January 1, 2015, the department shall review proposals submitted by organizations seeking to provide consultation services through the consultation program under this section and shall designate regional program hubs, in a number determined by the department, based on the submitted proposals. The department shall select and provide moneys to organizations to provide consultation services through the consultation program in a manner that maximizes medically appropriate access and services as described under sub. (4).
51.442(3)(b) (b) Beginning on January 1, 2016, the department shall create any additional regional program hubs in order to provide consultation services statewide.
51.442(4) (4)The department shall select qualified organizations to provide consultation program services through the regional hubs. Each regional hub shall make available its own qualified provider or consortium of providers. To be a qualified provider in the program under this section, an organization shall successfully demonstrate it meets all of the following criteria:
51.442(4)(a) (a) The organization has the required infrastructure to be located within the geographic service area of the proposed regional hub.
51.442(4)(b) (b) Any individual who would be providing consulting services through the program is located in this state.
51.442(4)(c) (c) The organization enters into a contract with the department agreeing to satisfy all of the following criteria as a condition of providing services through the consultation program:
51.442(4)(c)1. 1. The organization has at the time of participation in the program a psychiatrist, who is either eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., for either adult psychiatry or child and adolescent psychiatry or both, and has and maintains additional staff as specified by the department.
51.442(4)(c)2. 2. The organization operates during the normal business hours of Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays.
51.442(4)(c)3. 3. The organization shall be able to provide consultation services as promptly as is practicable.
51.442(4)(c)4. 4. The organization shall provide all of the following services:
51.442(4)(c)4.a. a. Support for participating clinicians to assist in the management of children and adolescents with mental health problems and to provide referral support for pediatric patients.
51.442(4)(c)4.b. b. A triage-level assessment to determine the most appropriate response to each request, including appropriate referrals to other mental health professionals.
51.442(4)(c)4.c. c. When medically appropriate, diagnostic and therapeutic feedback.
51.442(4)(c)4.d. d. Recruitment of other practices in the regional hub's service territory to the provider's services.
51.442(4)(c)5. 5. The organization shall have the capability to provide consultation services by telephone, at a minimum.
51.442(5) (5)
51.442(5)(a)(a) An organization providing consultation services through the consultation program under this section may provide services by teleconference, video conference, voice over Internet protocol, electronic mail, pager, or in-person conference.
51.442(5)(b) (b) The organization providing consultation services through the consultation program under this section may provide any of the following services, which are eligible for funding from the department:
51.442(5)(b)1. 1. Second opinion diagnostic and medication management evaluations conducted either by a psychiatrist or by a social worker or psychologist, or a registered nurse with psychiatric training, either by in-person conference or by teleconference, video conference, or voice over Internet protocol.
51.442(5)(b)2. 2. In-person or Internet site-based educational seminars and refresher courses provided to any participating clinician who uses the consultation program on a medically appropriate topic within child psychiatry.
51.442(6) (6)An organization that provides consultation services through the consultation program under this section shall report to the department any information as requested by the department.
51.442(7) (7)
51.442(7)(a)(a) The department shall conduct annual surveys of participating clinicians who use the consultation program under this section to assess the amount of pediatric mental health care provided, self-perceived levels of confidence in providing pediatric mental health services, and the satisfaction with the consultations and the educational opportunities provided.
51.442(7)(b) (b) Immediately after a clinical practice group begins using the consultation program under this section and again 6 to 12 months later, the department shall conduct an interview of participating clinicians from that practice group to assess the barriers to and benefits of participation to make future improvements and to determine the participating clinician's treatment abilities, confidence, and awareness of relevant resources before and after using the consultation program.
51.442 History History: 2013 a. 127.
51.448 51.448 Addiction medicine consultation program.
51.448(1)(1)In this section, “participating clinicians" includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
51.448(2) (2)Beginning July 1, 2017, the department shall create and administer an addiction medicine consultation program to assist participating clinicians in providing enhanced care to patients with substance use addiction and to provide referral support for patients with a substance abuse disorder, and to provide additional services described in this section. The addiction medicine consultation program created under this section is not an emergency referral service.
51.448(3) (3)The department shall review proposals submitted by organizations seeking to provide consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program under this section and shall designate sites, in a number determined by the department, based on the submitted proposals. The department shall select and provide moneys to organizations to provide consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program in a manner that maximizes medically appropriate access and services as described under sub. (4).
51.448(4) (4)The department shall select qualified organizations to provide addiction medicine consultation program services through the sites designated in sub. (3). Each site shall make available its own qualified provider or consortium of providers. To be a qualified provider in the addiction medicine consultation program under this section, an organization shall successfully demonstrate it meets all of the following criteria:
51.448(4)(a) (a) The organization has the required infrastructure to be located within the geographic service area of the proposed site.
51.448(4)(b) (b) Any individual who would be providing consulting services through the addiction medicine consultation program is located in this state.
51.448(4)(c) (c) The organization enters into a contract with the department agreeing to satisfy all of the following criteria as a condition of providing services through the addiction medicine consultation program:
51.448(4)(c)1. 1. The organization has at the time of participation in the addiction medicine consultation program a physician who is board-certified in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine.
51.448(4)(c)2. 2. The organization operates during the normal business hours of Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
51.448(4)(c)3. 3. The organization shall be able to provide consultation services as promptly as is practicable.
51.448(4)(c)4. 4. The organization shall provide all of the following services:
51.448(4)(c)4.a. a. Support for participating clinicians to assist in the management of addiction or substance abuse and to provide referral support for patients with a substance use addiction.
51.448(4)(c)4.b. b. A triage-level assessment to determine the most appropriate response to each request, including appropriate referrals to other mental health professionals.
51.448(4)(c)4.c. c. When medically appropriate, diagnostic and therapeutic feedback.
51.448(4)(c)4.d. d. Recruitment of other practices in the site's service territory to the provider's services.
51.448(4)(c)5. 5. The organization shall have the capability to provide consultation services by telephone, at a minimum.
51.448(5) (5)
51.448(5)(a)(a) An organization that provides consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program under this section may provide services by teleconference, video conference, voice over Internet protocol, electronic mail, pager, or in-person conference.
51.448(5)(b) (b) The organization that provides consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program under this section may provide any of the following services, which are eligible for funding from the department:
51.448(5)(b)1. 1. Second opinion diagnostic and medication management evaluations conducted either by a physician who is board-certified in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine or a physician with extensive and documented experience in treating substance use disorders, either by in-person conference or by teleconference, video conference, or voice over Internet protocol.
51.448(5)(b)2. 2. In-person or Internet site-based educational seminars and refresher courses provided to any participating clinician who uses the addiction medicine consultation program on a medically appropriate topic within addiction medicine.
51.448(6) (6)An organization that provides consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program under this section shall report to the department any information as requested by the department.
51.448(7) (7)An organization that provides consultation services through the addiction medicine consultation program under this section shall do all of the following:
51.448(7)(a) (a) Conduct annual surveys of participating clinicians who use the addiction medicine consultation program under this section to assess the amount of addiction medicine consultation provided, self-perceived levels of confidence in providing addiction medicine services, and the satisfaction with the consultations and the educational opportunities provided.
51.448(7)(b) (b) Immediately after a clinical practice group begins using the addiction medicine consultation program under this section and again 6 to 12 months later, conduct an interview of participating clinicians from that practice group to assess the barriers to and benefits of participation to make future improvements and to determine the participating clinician's treatment abilities, confidence, and awareness of relevant resources before and after using the addiction medicine consultation program.
51.448(7)(c) (c) Annually, submit to the department survey results under par. (a), summaries of interviews under par. (b), and a description of the impact of the program under this section.
51.448 History History: 2017 a. 28.
51.45 51.45 Prevention and control of alcoholism and drug dependence.
51.45(1)(1)Declaration of policy. It is the policy of this state that alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons may not be subjected to criminal prosecution because of their consumption of alcohol beverages or other drugs but rather should be afforded a continuum of treatment in order that they may lead normal lives as productive members of society.
51.45(2) (2) Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
51.45(2)(b) (b) “Approved private treatment facility" means a private agency meeting the standards prescribed in sub. (8) (a) and approved under sub. (8) (c).
51.45(2)(c) (c) “Approved public treatment facility" means a treatment agency operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this section through a contract with the department under sub. (7) (g) or with the county department under s. 51.42 (3) (ar) 2., and meeting the standards prescribed in sub. (8) (a) and approved under sub. (8) (c).
51.45(2)(cm) (cm) “County department" means a county department under s. 51.42.
51.45(2)(cr) (cr) “Designated person" means a person who performs, in part, the protective custody functions of a law enforcement officer under sub. (11), operates under an agreement between a county department and an appropriate law enforcement agency under sub. (11), and whose qualifications are established by the county department.
51.45(2)(d) (d) “Incapacitated by alcohol or another drug" means that a person, as a result of the use of or withdrawal from alcohol or another drug, is unconscious or has his or her judgment otherwise so impaired that he or she is incapable of making a rational decision, as evidenced objectively by such indicators as extreme physical debilitation, physical harm or threats of harm to himself or herself or to any other person, or to property.
51.45(2)(e) (e) “Incompetent person" means a person who has been adjudged incompetent by the court, as defined in s. 54.01 (4).
51.45(2)(f) (f) “Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of alcohol, a controlled substance, a controlled substance analog, or another drug.
51.45(2)(g) (g) “Treatment" means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate, and inpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, surgical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation and career counseling, which may be extended to alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons, and psychiatric, psychological and social service care which may be extended to their families. Treatment may also include, but shall not be replaced by, physical detention of persons, in an approved treatment facility, who are involuntarily committed or detained under sub. (12) or (13).
51.45(2m) (2m) Applicability to minors.
51.45(2m)(a)(a) Except as otherwise stated in this section, this section shall apply equally to minors and adults.
51.45(2m)(b) (b) Subject to the limitations specified in s. 51.47, a minor may consent to treatment under this section.
51.45(2m)(c) (c) In proceedings for the commitment of a minor under sub. (12) or (13):
51.45(2m)(c)1. 1. The court may appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor; and
51.45(2m)(c)2. 2. The parents or guardian of the minor, if known, shall receive notice of all proceedings.
51.45(3) (3) Powers of department. To implement this section, the department may:
51.45(3)(a) (a) Plan, establish and maintain treatment programs as necessary or desirable.
51.45(3)(b) (b) Make contracts necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers, including contracts with public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to pay them for services rendered or furnished to alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, or intoxicated persons.
51.45(3)(c) (c) Keep records and engage in research and the gathering of relevant statistics.
51.45(3)(d) (d) Provide information and referral services as optional elements of the comprehensive program it develops under sub. (7).
51.45(4) (4) Duties of department. The department shall:
51.45(4)(a) (a) Develop, encourage and foster statewide, regional, and local plans and programs for the prevention of alcoholism and drug dependence and treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons in cooperation with public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals and provide technical assistance and consultation services for these purposes.
51.45(4)(b) (b) Coordinate the efforts and enlist the assistance of all public and private agencies, organizations and individuals interested in prevention of alcoholism and drug dependence and treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons.
51.45(4)(c) (c) Assure that the county department provides treatment for alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons in county, town and municipal institutions for the detention and incarceration of persons charged with or convicted of a violation of a state law or a county, town or municipal ordinance.
51.45(4)(d) (d) Cooperate with the department of public instruction, local boards of education, schools, including tribal schools, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), police departments, courts, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals in establishing programs for the prevention of alcoholism and drug dependence and treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons, and preparing curriculum materials thereon for use at all levels of school education.
51.45(4)(e) (e) Prepare, publish, evaluate and disseminate educational material dealing with the nature and effects of alcohol and other drugs.
51.45(4)(f) (f) Develop and implement and assure that county departments develop and implement, as an integral part of treatment programs, an educational program for use in the treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons, which program shall include the dissemination of information concerning the nature and effects of alcohol and other drugs.
51.45(4)(g) (g) Organize and foster training programs for all persons engaged in treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons.
51.45(4)(h) (h) Sponsor and encourage research into the causes and nature of alcoholism and drug dependence and treatment of alcoholics, persons who are drug dependent, and intoxicated persons, and serve as a clearinghouse for information relating to alcoholism and drug dependence.
51.45(4)(i) (i) Specify uniform methods for keeping statistical information by public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals, and collect and make available relevant statistical information, including number of persons treated, frequency of admission and readmission, and frequency and duration of treatment.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)