Date of enactment: April 7, 2014
2013 Assembly Bill 701   Date of publication*: April 8, 2014
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to amend 20.435 (5) (bc); and to create 51.422 of the statutes; relating to: opioid treatment programs and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
195,1 Section 1. 20.435 (5) (bc) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.435 (5) (bc) Grants for community programs. The amounts in the schedule for grants for community programs under s. 46.48 and for opioid treatment programs under s. 51.422. Notwithstanding ss. 20.001 (3) (a) and 20.002 (1), the department may transfer funds between fiscal years under this paragraph. Except for amounts authorized to be carried forward under s. 46.48 and as otherwise provided in this paragraph, all funds allocated but not encumbered by December 31 of each year lapse to the general fund on the next January 1 unless carried forward to the next calendar year by the joint committee on finance. Notwithstanding ss. 20.001 (3) (a) and 20.002 (1), the department shall transfer from this appropriation account to the appropriation account for the department of children and families under s. 20.437 (2) (dz) funds allocated by the department under s. 46.48 (30) but unexpended on June 30 of each year.
195,2 Section 2. 51.422 of the statutes is created to read:
51.422 Opioid treatment programs. (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.
(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.
(3) Report. By the first day of the 24th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], 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.
195,3 Section 3. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Opioid treatment program funding. During the 2013-15 fiscal biennium, the department of health services shall submit one or more requests to the joint committee on finance under section 13.10 of the statutes to supplement the appropriation under section 20.435 (5) (bc) of the statutes from the appropriation under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes for a purpose of paying for the opioid treatment programs under section 51.422 of the statutes, as created by this act. If the joint committee on finance releases the moneys, the department may not expend more for the opioid treatment programs than the amount of the supplement provided by the joint committee on finance.