Current law requires the Department of Health Services to reimburse clinical
consultations for students who are under 21 years of age under the Medical
Assistance program. Clinical consultations are communications from a mental
health professional or qualified treatment trainee to another individual to inform,
inquire, and instruct on the symptoms, strategies for care and intervention, and
treatment expectations for the student and to direct and coordinate clinical service
components. This bill adds communications to a parent of the student as
reimbursable clinical consultations. The bill defines “parent” as a parent, foster
parent, guardian, or a relative who lives with the student and is other than a parent. 2019 Wisconsin Act 9
, the biennial budget act, eliminated the June 30, 2019,
termination date on the clinical consultation reimbursement.
(a) (intro.) In this subsection, “clinical consultation" means, for a 3
student up to age 21, communication from a mental health professional or a qualified 4
treatment trainee working under the supervision of a mental health professional to 5
another individual who is working with the client or to a parent of the student
inform, inquire, and instruct regarding all of the following and to direct and 7
coordinate clinical service components:
(am) In this subsection, “parent” means any of the following:
4. A relative, other than a parent, who lives with the student.
(1) Mental health clinical consultations.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) 16
for the appropriation to the department of health services under s. 20.435 (4) (b), the 17
dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $75,600 for reimbursements for 18
mental health clinical consultations under the Medical Assistance program. In the 19
schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of health 20
services under s. 20.435 (4) (b), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 is increased 21
by $75,600 for reimbursements for mental health clinical consultations under the 22
Medical Assistance program.