2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 443
February 14, 2020 - Offered by Representative James.
The hospital identifies measures that it believes will serve the needs of area 8
residents with mental health needs, especially, as a critical component of the 9
measures, in reducing the burden on the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.
The hospital agrees to annually report to the legislature, in the manner 11
described under s. 13.172 (2), the services provided with the resources funded by the 12
grant awarded under this subsection, including the number of individuals diverted 13
from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.
5. The hospital recognizes that it is liable to repay the grant funds to the state 2
if the hospital fails to continue to maintain the expanded services and number of 3
expanded psychiatric beds available. The amount the hospital is liable for 4
repayment is reduced proportionately each year for 10 years of continuing expanded 5
services as described under par. (bg).
A determination of continued services shall be based on findings that the 7
hospital does all of the following:
Maintains an agreed upon number of beds for acceptance of admissions for 9
emergency detention under s. 51.15. A hospital is considered to be in compliance 10
with this subdivision if at least half of the expanded psychiatric beds under par. (b) 11
2. are available for individuals who are initially admitted under an emergency 12
detention under s. 51.15.
Enters into a contract with, at minimum, two-thirds of the counties specified 14
in par. (b) 2. in which the hospital agrees to do all of the following:
Be the primary receiver for individuals under an emergency detention under 16
s. 51.15 for the county.
Accept for admission under an emergency detention individuals regardless 18
of payment source.
Accept any individual subject to an emergency detention from the county 20
unless all psychiatric beds added under par. (b) 2. are filled. The hospital may set 21
its payment rate based on the acuity of the individual being detained.
Ensure the county department is the secondary payer after any other 23
coverage the individual has is exhausted.”.