2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
December 9, 2011 - Introduced by Senators Grothman, Lazich and Galloway,
cosponsored by Representatives
Jacque, Craig, Petersen, Kapenga,
Thiesfeldt, Stroebel, Wynn, Endsley, Farrow, Kleefisch, Knudson,
Steineke, T. Larson and Pridemore. Referred to Committee on Health.
1An Act to create
255.06 (5) of the statutes; relating to: the Well-Woman
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Health Services (DHS) administers the
Wisconsin Well-Woman Program under which service providers are reimbursed for
providing preventative health care services to low-income, underinsured, and
uninsured women. Under this bill, DHS may only distribute state funds allocated
to the Wisconsin Well-Woman Program to public entities. This bill further provides
that public entities that receive state funding through the Wisconsin Well-Woman
Program may provide the funds to other entities provided that the recipient does not
provide abortions, make referrals for abortion services, or have an affiliate that
provides abortions or makes referrals for abortion services.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB331, s. 1
255.06 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
255.06 (5) Well-woman program funds; restriction.
(a) The department may 5
distribute funds from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (cb) only to public 6
(b) Subject to par. (c), a public entity that receives funds under this section may 2
provide some or all of the funds to other public or private entities provided that the 3
recipient of the funds does not do any of the following:
1. Provide abortion services.
2. Make referrals for abortion services.
3. Have an affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for 7
(c) Providing abortion services, making referrals for abortion services, or 9
having an affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for abortion 10
services solely under the circumstances described in s. 20.927 (2) does not disqualify 11
an entity from receiving funds from a public entity under par. (b).