Date of enactment: March 22, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 786   Date of publication*: March 23, 2016
* 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 relating to: dementia crisis unit pilot program proposal.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
272,1 Section 1. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) (a) In this subsection:
1. "Dementia crisis unit" means a unit or part of a unit of a public or private facility that is qualified, competent, and equipped to provide diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dementia and medical, psychiatric, and behavioral care to individuals who have dementia and that provides a therapeutic environment that is appropriate for and designed to prevent harm to individuals who have dementia.
2. "Department" means the department of health services.
(b) Before November 1, 2016, the department shall prepare a proposal for one or more pilot programs for coalitions of 2 or more counties to create dementia crisis units. The department shall submit the proposal under this paragraph to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health, aging and long-term care, or mental health issues under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes.