If the secretary determines that a state-owned housing rental unit has been affected by a major renovation, the secretary may order a reappraisal of the fair market value of the unit. Whenever a reappraisal of the fair market value of a unit is obtained, the secretary shall determine and fix a new rental rate for that unit based on the reappraisal. If the reappraisal is obtained prior to July 1 of any year, the rate shall take effect on August 15 of that year; otherwise it shall take effect on August 15 of the following year.
If no appraisal of a state-owned housing rental unit is made during the 24-month period ending on July 1 of any even-numbered year, the current rental rate for the unit shall be subject to a biennial cost-of-living adjustment. To determine the adjustment, the secretary shall calculate the percentage difference between the consumer price index for the 12-month period ending on December 31 of the preceding year and the consumer price index for the base period, calendar year 1991. The secretary shall increase the rental rate by that percentage, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, which amount shall take effect on August 15.
The secretary shall charge the cost of the appraisal of each state-owned housing rental unit to the appropriation specified in s. 16.40 (19)
or, if there is no such appropriation, to the appropriation or appropriations which fund the program in connection with which the housing is utilized.
(9) Agreements to maintain an accounting for operating notes.
The secretary may enter into agreements to maintain an accounting of, forecast and administer those moneys that are in the process of collection by the state and that are pledged for the repayment of operating notes issued under subch. III of ch. 18
, in accordance with resolutions of the building commission authorizing the issuance of the operating notes.
(10) Recycling proposal.
The secretary shall develop a proposal for funding recycling in this state. That proposal shall distribute the burden of funding so that the portion paid by business, industry and citizens reflects their contribution to the waste stream. The secretary shall submit its proposal to the joint committee on finance on or before January 31, 1991.
(11) Risk management program supplementation.
Prior to transferring moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (2) (a)
to the appropriation under s. 20.505 (2) (k)
, the secretary shall notify in writing the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance of his or her proposed action.
(12) Rules on surveillance of state employes. 16.004(12)(a)(a)
In this subsection, "state agency" means an association, authority, board, department, commission, independent agency, institution, office, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature, the office of the governor and the courts, but excluding the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
The department shall promulgate rules that apply to all state agencies governing surveillance by a state agency of the state agency's employes.
Bradley center sports and entertainment corporation.
This chapter does not apply to the Bradley center sports and entertainment corporation except where expressly otherwise provided.
History: 1985 a. 26
; 1991 a. 39
The claims board shall receive, investigate and make recommendations on all claims of $10 or more presented against the state which are referred to the board by the department. No claim or bill relating to such a claim shall be considered by the legislature until a recommendation thereon has been made by the claims board.
Except as provided in s. 901.05
, the board shall not be bound by common law or statutory rules of evidence, but shall admit all testimony having reasonable probative value, excluding that which is immaterial, irrelevant or unduly repetitious. The board may take official notice of any generally recognized fact or established technical or scientific fact, but parties shall be notified either before or during hearing or by full reference in preliminary reports, or otherwise, of the facts so noticed, and the parties shall be afforded an opportunity to contest the validity of the official notice.
When a claim has been referred to the claims board, the board may upon its own motion and shall upon request of the claimant, schedule such claim for hearing, giving the claimant at least 10 days' written notice of the date, time and place thereof. Those claims described under sub. (6) (b)
shall not be heard or decided by the claims board. The board shall keep a record of its proceedings, but such proceedings may be recorded by a permanent recording device without transcription. It may require sworn testimony and may summon and compel attendance of witnesses and the production of documents and records. Any member of the board may sign and issue a subpoena.
(4) Agencies to cooperate.
The several agencies shall cooperate with the board and shall make their personnel and records available upon request when such request is not inconsistent with other statutes.
The board shall report its findings and recommendations, on all claims referred to it, to the legislature. Except as provided in sub. (6)
, if from its findings of fact the board concludes that any such claim is one on which the state is legally liable, or one which involves the causal negligence of any officer, agent or employe of the state, or one which on equitable principles the state should in good conscience assume and pay, it shall cause a bill to be drafted covering its recommendations and shall report its findings and conclusions and submit the drafted bill to the joint committee on finance at the earliest available time. If the claims board determines to pay or recommends that a claim be paid from a specific appropriation or appropriations, it shall include that determination or recommendation in its conclusions. A copy of its findings and conclusions shall be submitted to the claimant within 20 days after the board makes its determination. Findings and conclusions are not required for claims processed under sub. (6) (b)
Except as provided in par. (b)
, whenever the claims board by unanimous vote finds that payment to a claimant of not more than the amount specified in s. 799.01 (1)
is justified, it may order the amount that it finds justified to be paid on its own motion without submission of the claim in bill form to the legislature. The claim shall be paid on a voucher upon the certification of the chairperson and secretary of the board, and shall be charged as provided in sub. (6m)
Whenever the representative of the department designated by the secretary pursuant to s. 15.105 (2)
finds that payment of a claim described in this paragraph to a claimant is justified, the representative of the department may order the amount so found to be justified paid without approval of the claims board and without submission of the claim in the form of a bill to the legislature. Such claims shall be paid on vouchers upon the certification of the representative of the department, and shall be charged as provided in sub. (6m)
. The representative of the department shall annually report to the board all claims paid under this paragraph. Claims which may be paid directly by the department are:
Payment of the amount owed by the state under any check, share draft or other draft issued by it which has been voided for failure to present the check, share draft or other draft for payment within the prescribed period from the date of issuance.
Payment of a refund due as the result of an overpayment made by mistake of the applicant in filing articles of incorporation or amendments thereto, or a certificate of authority for a foreign corporation to transact business in this state pursuant to s. 180.0122
(6m) Payment charges.
The claims board, for claims authorized to be paid under sub. (6) (a)
, or the representative of the department, for claims authorized to be paid under sub. (6) (b)
, may specify that a claim shall be paid from a specific appropriation or appropriations. If a claim requires legislative action, the board may recommend that the claim be paid from a specific appropriation or appropriations. If no determination is made as to the appropriation or appropriations from which a claim shall be paid, the claim shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (d)
This section shall not be construed as relieving any 3rd party liability or releasing any joint tort-feasor.
The board may pay the actual and necessary expenses of employes of the department of justice or the department of administration authorized by the board to secure material information necessary to the disposition of a claim.
Upon completion of arbitration involving the state, any claim resulting from the award must be submitted to the claims board for processing. State v. P.G. Miron Const. Co. Inc. 181 W (2d) 1045, 512 NW (2d) 499 (1994).
Payment of special charges for extraordinary police service to state facilities. 16.008(1)
In this section "extraordinary police services" means those police services which are in addition to those being maintained for normal police service functions by a municipality or county and are required because of an assemblage or activity which is or threatens to become a riot, civil disturbance or other similar circumstance, or in which mob violence occurs or is threatened.
The state shall pay for extraordinary police services provided directly to state facilities, as defined in s. 70.119 (3) (e)
, in response to a request of a state officer or agency responsible for the operation and preservation of such facilities. The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority shall pay for extraordinary police services provided to facilities of the authority described in s. 70.11 (38)
. Municipalities or counties which provide extraordinary police services to state facilities may submit claims to the claims board for actual additional costs related to wage and disability payments, pensions and worker's compensation payments, damage to equipment and clothing, replacement of expendable supplies, medical and transportation expense and other necessary expenses. The clerk of the municipality or county submitting a claim shall also transmit an itemized statement of charges and a statement which identifies the facility served and the person who requested the services. The board shall obtain a review of the claim and recommendations from the agency responsible for the facility prior to proceeding under s. 16.007 (3)
History: 1977 c. 418
; 1995 a. 27
Board on aging and long-term care. 16.009(1)(a)
"Beneficiary" means an individual who is eligible for coverage.
"Board" means the board on aging and long-term care.
"Client" means an individual who requests services of the office, or a resident on whose behalf a request is made.
"Long-term care facility" includes any of the following:
"Long-term care insurance" means insurance that provides coverage both for an extended stay in a nursing home and home health services for a person with a chronic condition. The insurance may also provide coverage for other services that assist the insured person in living outside a nursing home, including but not limited to adult day care and continuing care retirement communities.
"Office" means the office of the long-term care ombudsman.
"Program" means the long-term care ombudsman program.
"Resident" means a person cared for or treated in a long-term care facility.
Appoint an executive director within the classified service who shall employ staff within the classified service.
Implement a long-term care ombudsman program, to do all of the following:
Investigate complaints from any person concerning improper conditions or treatment of aged or disabled persons who receive long-term care or concerning noncompliance with or improper administration of federal statutes or regulations or state statutes or rules related to long-term care for the aged or disabled.
Serve as mediator or advocate to resolve any problem or dispute relating to long-term care for the aged or disabled.
Promote public education, planning and voluntary acts to resolve problems and improve conditions involving long-term care for the aged or disabled.
Monitor the development and implementation of federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances and policies that relate to long-term care facilities for the aged or disabled.
Monitor, evaluate and make recommendations concerning long-term community support services received by clients of the long-term support community options program under s. 46.27
As a result of information received while investigating complaints and resolving problems or disputes, publish material that assesses existing inadequacies in federal and state laws, regulations and rules concerning long-term care for the aged or disabled. The board shall initiate legislation as a means of correcting these inadequacies.
Stimulate resident, client and provider participation in the development of programs and procedures involving resident rights and facility responsibilities, by establishing resident councils and by other means.
Conduct statewide hearings on issues of concern to aged or disabled persons who are receiving or who may receive long-term care.
Report annually to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
. The report shall set forth the scope of the programs for providing long-term care for the aged or disabled developed in the state, findings regarding the state's activities in the field of long-term care for the aged and disabled, recommendations for a more effective and efficient total program and the actions taken by the agencies of the state to carry out the board's recommendations.
Provide information and counseling to consumers regarding insurance policies available to supplement federal medicare insurance coverage, including long-term care insurance, and the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under s. 49.46 (1)
or 49.47 (4)
. To implement this responsibility, the board shall provide training, educational materials and technical assistance to volunteer organizations and private businesses willing and able to provide insurance and medical assistance eligibility information and counseling, in order that these organizations and businesses may provide the information and counseling to consumers.
After consulting with the department of regulation and licensing and obtaining from that department a listing of all practicing physicians in this state, by January 1, 1991, and annually thereafter, send an inquiry to each of those physicians as to whether he or she is a full-time physician who practices in this state and who treats beneficiaries of medicare Part B in this state. If the answer is affirmative, the inquiry shall be whether he or she voluntarily accepts, from each of his or her patients in this state who is a beneficiary and who had household income in the beneficiary's taxable year prior to the year in which treatment is received that did not exceed the maximum income allowed for claiming the homestead credit, as calculated under s. 71.54 (1)
, assignment of the beneficiary's benefits for reimbursement for the provision of medical or other health service authorized under medicare Part B. The inquiry shall also be whether the physician does not require payment of any amount that is in excess of the reasonable charge, as determined by the federal health care financing administration through the insurance carrier for medicare Part B in this state, for the medicare Part B authorized medical or other health service that the physician renders to the beneficiaries in this state.
From the information obtained in answer to the inquiry under par. (k)
, provide to beneficiaries of medicare Part B in this state information with respect to those practicing physicians who voluntarily accept assignment of beneficiaries' benefits for reimbursement and do not require additional payment, as specified in par. (k)
Inquire of and obtain from the carrier for medicare Part B in this state, by January 1, 1991, and annually thereafter, information concerning the percentage of the claims in this state for payment of services covered by medicare Part B, for which full-time physicians who practice in this state voluntarily accept, from each of their patients in this state who is a medicare Part B beneficiary and who had household income in the beneficiary's taxable year prior to the year in which treatment is received that did not exceed the maximum income allowed for claiming the homestead credit, as calculated under s. 71.54 (1)
, assignment of the beneficiary's benefits for reimbursement for the provision of medical or other health service authorized under medicare Part B.
From the information obtained in answer to the inquiries under pars. (k)
, determine all of the following and, beginning July 1, 1991, and annually thereafter, submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (2)
Whether at least 80% of the full-time physicians who practice in this state and who treat beneficiaries of medicare Part B in this state voluntarily accept, from each of their patients in this state who is a beneficiary of medicare Part B and who had household income in the beneficiary's taxable year prior to the year in which treatment is received that did not exceed the maximum income allowed for claiming the homestead credit, as calculated under s. 71.54 (1)
, assignment of the beneficiaries' benefits and do not require payment of any amount in excess of the reasonable charge. If the percentage determined under this subdivision is less than 80%, the board shall determine the applicable percentage.
Whether, for at least 80% of the claims specified in par. (m)
and at least 80% of the claims in this state for payment of services covered by medicare Part B, full-time physicians who practice in this state voluntarily accept assignment of the benefits of beneficiaries in this state and do not require payment of any amount in excess of the reasonable charge. If the percentage determined under this subdivision is less than 80%, the board shall determine the applicable percentage.
Contract with any state agency to carry out the board's activities.
Employ an attorney for provision of legal services in accordance with requirements of the long-term care ombudsman program under 42 USC 3027
(a) (12) and 42 USC 3058g
The board shall operate the office in order to carry out the requirements of the long-term care ombudsman program under 42 USC 3027
(a) (12) (A) and 42 USC 3058f
. The executive director of the board shall serve as ombudsman under the office. The executive director of the board may delegate operation of the office to the staff employed under sub. (2) (a)
, as designated representatives of the ombudsman.
The ombudsman or his or her designated representative may have the following access to clients, residents and long-term care facilities:
At any time without notice, enter, and have immediate access to a client or resident in, a long-term care facility.
Communicate in private, without restriction, with a client or resident.
Except as provided in subd. 1. d.
, have access to and review records that pertain to the care of the resident if the resident or his or her guardian has consented or if the resident has no guardian and is unable to consent.
With the consent of a resident or his or her legal counsel, have access to and review records that pertain to the care of the resident, as specified in s. 49.498 (5) (e)
Have access to and review records of a long-term care facility as necessary to investigate a complaint if the resident's guardian refuses to consent; if the ombudsman or designated representative has reason to believe that the guardian is not acting in the best interests of the resident; and, for investigation only by a designated representative, if the designated representative obtains the approval of the ombudsman.
Have access to those administrative records, policies and documents of a long-term care facility to which the resident or public has access.
Have access to and, on request, be furnished copies of all licensing or certification records maintained by the department of health and family services with respect to regulation of a long-term care facility.