1. Any deadline with respect to the filing or payment of a tax for which the 8
revenue is deposited or is expected to be deposited in the general fund, a tax or fee 9
for which the revenue is deposited or is expected to be deposited in the transportation 10
fund, or a property tax.
2. The date on which an election, as defined in s. 5.02 (4), is to be held, and any 12
deadline relating to an election.
13(3) Training requirements.
During an emergency period, each agency or local 14
governmental unit may suspend any training requirement associated with any 15
program the agency or local unit of government administers or enforces.
323.2911 of the statutes is created to read:
17323.2911 Public employee health insurance coverage.
s. 40.02 (40), for the purpose of group health insurance coverage offered by the group 19
insurance board under subch. IV of ch. 40, if an employee who was on a leave of 20
absence returns from leave, even if the employee has not resumed active 21
performance of duty for 30 consecutive calendar days on March 12, 2020, due to the 22
public health emergency declared by executive order 72, the leave of absence is 23
deemed ended or interrupted on that date.
323.2912 of the statutes is created to read:
1323.2912 Suspension of limited term appointment hours. 2
Notwithstanding s. 230.26 (1), the director of the bureau of merit recruitment and 3
selection in the division of personnel management in the department of 4
administration may increase or suspend the number of hours for a limited term 5
appointment for the duration of the public health emergency declared on March 12, 6
2020, by executive order 72.
323.2913 of the statutes is created to read:
8323.2913 Use of annual leave during probationary period by state
Notwithstanding s. 230.35 (1) (b), a state employee may take annual 10
leave within the first 6 months of the employee's probationary period upon initial 11
appointment during the public health emergency declared on March 12, 2020, by 12
executive order 72. If an employee who has taken annual leave under this section 13
terminates his or her employment before earning annual leave equivalent to the 14
amount of annual leave the employee has taken, the appointing authority shall 15
deduct the cost of the unearned annual leave from the employee's final pay.
323.2915 of the statutes is created to read:
17323.2915 State civil service grievance procedures. (1)
s. 230.445 (2) and (3), an employee does not waive his or her right to appeal an 19
adverse employment decision if the employee does not timely file the complaint or 20
appeal during the public health emergency declared on March 12, 2020, by executive 21
order 72. The tolling period under s. 230.445 (3) (a) 1. begins 14 days after the 22
termination of such public health emergency.
Notwithstanding s. 230.445 (3) (a) 2., an appointing authority or his or her 24
designee is not required to meet with a complainant in person during the public
health emergency declared on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, when 2
conducting an investigation under s. 230.445 (3) (a) 2.
440.08 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
440.08 (5) Renewal suspension for public health emergency.
(a) In this 5
subsection, “health care provider credential” means any credential issued under ch. 6
441, 447, 448, 450, 455, 460, or 462.
(b) Notwithstanding subs. (1) to (3) and the applicable provisions in chs. 440 8
to 480, but subject to any professional discipline imposed on the credential, a health 9
care provider credential is not subject to renewal, or any other conditions for renewal 10
including continuing education, and remains valid during the period specified in par. 11
(c) For purposes of par. (b), the period shall be the period beginning on March 13
12, 2020, and ending on the 60th day after the end of the period covered by the public 14
health emergency declared on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72.
(d) A renewal that occurs subsequent to the period described in par. (c) is not 16
subject to the late renewal fee under sub. (3) (a) if the application to renew the 17
credential is received before the next applicable renewal date. Notwithstanding the 18
applicable provisions in chs. 440 to 480, the applicable credentialing board may, for 19
that next applicable renewal date, provide an exemption from or reduction of 20
continuing education or other conditions for renewal.
450.11 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. pars.
(bm) and (br)
, no prescription may 23
be refilled unless the requirements of sub. (1) and, if applicable, sub. (1m) have been 24
met and written, oral, or electronic authorization has been given by the prescribing 25
practitioner. Unless the prescribing practitioner has specified in the prescription
order that dispensing a prescribed drug in an initial amount followed by periodic 2
refills as specified in the prescription order is medically necessary, a pharmacist may 3
exercise his or her professional judgment to dispense varying quantities of the 4
prescribed drug per fill up to the total number of dosage units authorized by the 5
prescribing practitioner in the prescription order including any refills, subject to par. 6
450.11 (5) (br) of the statutes is created to read:
(br) 1. In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription 9
to be refilled and the prescription cannot be refilled as provided in par. (a), the 10
pharmacist may, subject to subd. 2. a. to e., extend the existing prescription order and 11
dispense the drug to the patient, if the pharmacist has not received and is not aware 12
of written or oral instructions from the prescribing practitioner prohibiting further 13
dispensing pursuant to or extension of the prescription order.
2. a. A prescribing practitioner may indicate, by writing on the face of the 15
prescription order or, with respect to a prescription order transmitted electronically, 16
by designating in electronic format the phrase “No extensions," or words of similar 17
meaning, that no extension of the prescription order may be made under subd. 1. If 18
such indication is made, the pharmacist may not extend the prescription order under 19
b. A pharmacist acting under subd. 1. may not extend a prescription order to 21
dispense more than a 30-day supply of the prescribed drug, except that if the drug 22
is typically packaged in a form that requires a pharmacist to dispense the drug in a 23
quantity greater than a 30-day supply, the pharmacist may extend the prescription 24
order as necessary to dispense the drug in the smallest quantity in which it is 25
c. A pharmacist may not extend a prescription order under subd. 1. for a drug 2
that is a controlled substance.
d. A pharmacist may not extend a prescription order under subd. 1. for a 4
particular patient if a prescription order was previously extended under subd. 1. for 5
that patient during the period described in subd. 3.
e. A pharmacist shall, at the earliest reasonable time after acting under subd. 7
1., notify the prescribing practitioner or his or her office, but is not required to 8
attempt to procure a new prescription order or refill authorization for the drug by 9
contacting the prescribing practitioner or his or her office prior to acting under subd. 10
1. After acting under subd. 1., the pharmacist may notify the patient or other 11
individual that any further refills will require the authorization of a prescribing 12
3. This paragraph applies only during the public health emergency declared on 14
March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, and for 30 days after the conclusion of that 15
public health emergency. During that time, this paragraph supersedes par. (bm) to 16
the extent of any conflict.
609.205 of the statutes is created to read:
18609.205 Public health emergency for COVID-19. (1)
In this section, 19
“COVID-19” means an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
All of the following apply to a defined network plan or preferred provider 21
plan during the state of emergency related to public health declared under s. 323.10 22
on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, or during the public health emergency 23
declared under 42 USC 247d
by the secretary of the federal department of health and 24
human services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
(a) The plan may not require an enrollee to pay, including cost sharing, for a 2
service, treatment, or supply provided by a provider that is not a participating 3
provider in the plan's network of providers more than the enrollee would pay if the 4
service, treatment, or supply is provided by a provider that is a participating 5
provider. This subsection applies to any service, treatment, or supply that is related 6
to diagnosis or treatment for COVID-19 and to any service, treatment, or supply that 7
is provided by a provider that is not a participating provider because a participating 8
provider is unavailable due to the public health emergency.
(b) The plan shall reimburse a provider that is not a participating provider for 10
a service, treatment, or supply provided under the circumstances described under 11
par. (a) at 225 percent of the rate the federal Medicare program reimburses the 12
provider for the same or a similar service, treatment, or supply in the same 13
During the state of emergency related to public health declared under s. 15
323.10 on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, or during the public health 16
emergency declared under 42 USC 247d
by the secretary of the federal department 17
of health and human services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the 18
following apply to any health care provider or health care facility that provides a 19
service, treatment, or supply to an enrollee of a defined network plan or preferred 20
provider plan but is not a participating provider of that plan:
(a) The health care provider or facility shall accept as payment in full any 22
payment by a defined network plan or preferred provider plan that is at least 225 23
percent of the rate the federal Medicare program reimburses the provider for the 24
same or a similar service, treatment, or supply in the same geographic area.
(b) The health care provider or facility may not charge the enrollee for the 2
service, treatment, or supply an amount that exceeds the amount the provider or 3
facility is reimbursed by the defined network plan or preferred provider plan.
The commissioner may promulgate any rules necessary to implement this 5
609.83 of the statutes is amended to read:
7609.83 Coverage of drugs and devices.
Limited service health 8
organizations, preferred provider plans, and defined network plans are subject to ss. 9
632.853 and 632.895 (16t) and (16v)
609.846 of the statutes is created to read:
11609.846 Discrimination based on COVID-19 prohibited.
Limited service 12
health organizations, preferred provider plans, and defined network plans are 13
subject to s. 632.729.
609.885 of the statutes is created to read:
15609.885 Coverage of COVID-19 testing.
Defined network plans, preferred 16
provider plans, and limited service health organizations are subject to s. 632.895 17
625.12 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
625.12 (2) Classification.
Risks Except as provided in s. 632.729, risks
be classified in any reasonable way for the establishment of rates and minimum 21
premiums, except that no classifications may be based on race, color, creed or 22
national origin, and classifications in automobile insurance may not be based on 23
physical condition or developmental disability as defined in s. 51.01 (5). Subject to 24s. ss.
632.365 and 632.729
, rates thus produced may be modified for individual risks 25
in accordance with rating plans or schedules that establish reasonable standards for
measuring probable variations in hazards, expenses, or both. Rates may also be 2
modified for individual risks under s. 625.13 (2).
628.34 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) No insurer may unfairly discriminate among policyholders by 5
charging different premiums or by offering different terms of coverage except on the 6
basis of classifications related to the nature and the degree of the risk covered or the 7
expenses involved, subject to ss. 632.365, 632.729,
632.746 and 632.748. Rates are 8
not unfairly discriminatory if they are averaged broadly among persons insured 9
under a group, blanket or franchise policy, and terms are not unfairly discriminatory 10
merely because they are more favorable than in a similar individual policy.
632.729 of the statutes is created to read:
12632.729 Prohibiting discrimination based on COVID-19. (1) 13Definitions.
In this section:
(a) “COVID-19” means an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
(b) “Health benefit plan” has the meaning given in s. 632.745 (11).
(c) “Pharmacy benefit manager” has the meaning given in s. 632.865 (1) (c).
(d) “Self-insured health plan” has the meaning given in s. 632.85 (1) (c).
18(2) Issuance or renewal.
(a) An insurer that offers an individual or group 19
health benefit plan, a pharmacy benefit manager, or a self-insured health plan may 20
not establish rules for the eligibility of any individual to enroll, for the continued 21
eligibility of any individual to remain enrolled, or for the renewal of coverage under 22
the plan based on a current or past diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.
(b) An insurer that offers a group health benefit plan, a pharmacy benefit 24
manager, or a self-insured health plan may not establish rules for the eligibility of 25
any employer or other group to enroll, for the continued eligibility of any employer
or group to remain enrolled, or for the renewal of an employer's or group's coverage 2
under the plan based on a current or past diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of 3
COVID-19 of any employee or other member of the group.
An insurer that offers an individual or group health benefit 5
plan, a pharmacy benefit manager, or a self-insured health plan may not use as a 6
basis for cancellation of coverage during a contract term a current or past diagnosis 7
of COVID-19 or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.
An insurer that offers an individual or group health benefit plan, 9
a pharmacy benefit manager, or a self-insured health plan may not use as a basis 10
for setting rates for coverage a current or past diagnosis of COVID-19 or suspected 11
diagnosis of COVID-19.
12(5) Premium grace period.
An insurer that offers an individual or group health 13
benefit plan, a pharmacy benefit manager, or a self-insured health plan may not 14
refuse to grant to an individual, employer, or other group a grace period for the 15
payment of a premium based on an individual's, employee's, or group member's 16
current or past diagnosis of COVID-19 or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19 if a 17
grace period for payment of premium would generally be granted under the plan.
632.895 (14g) of the statutes is created to read:
632.895 (14g) Coverage of COVID-
(a) In this subsection, 20
“COVID-19” means an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
(b) Before March 13, 2021, every disability insurance policy, and every 22
self-insured health plan of the state or of a county, city, town, village, or school 23
district, that generally covers testing for infectious diseases shall provide coverage 24
of testing for COVID-19 without imposing any copayment or coinsurance on the 25
individual covered under the policy or plan.
632.895 (16v) of the statutes is created to read:
632.895 (16v) Prohibiting coverage limitations on prescription drugs.
During the period covered by the state of emergency related to public health declared 4
by the governor on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, an insurer offering a 5
disability insurance policy that covers prescription drugs, a self-insured health plan 6
of the state or of a county, city, town, village, or school district that covers prescription 7
drugs, or a pharmacy benefit manager acting on behalf of a policy or plan may not 8
do any of the following in order to maintain coverage of a prescription drug:
1. Require prior authorization for early refills of a prescription drug or 10
otherwise restrict the period of time in which a prescription drug may be refilled.
2. Impose a limit on the quantity of prescription drugs that may be obtained 12
if the quantity is no more than a 90-day supply.
(b) This subsection does not apply to a prescription drug that is a controlled 14
substance, as defined in s. 961.01 (4).
895.4801 of the statutes is created to read:
16895.4801 Immunity for health care providers during COVID-19
17emergency. (1) Definitions.
In this section:
(a) “Health care professional” means an individual licensed, registered, or 19
certified by the medical examining board under subch. II of ch. 448 or the board of 20
nursing under ch. 441.
(b) “Health care provider” has the meaning given in s. 146.38 (1) (b) and 22
includes an adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
Subject to sub. (3), any health care professional, health care 24
provider, or employee, agent, or contractor of a health care professional or health care 25
provider is immune from civil liability for the death of or injury to any individual or
any damages caused by actions or omissions taken in providing services to address 2
or in response to a 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak under circumstances that satisfy 3
all of the following:
(a) The action or omission is committed while the professional, provider, 5
employee, agent, or contractor is providing services during the state of emergency 6
declared under s. 323.10 on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72, relating to the 7
2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and for the 60 days following the date that the state 8
of emergency terminates.
(b) The actions or omissions occur during the person's good faith response to 10
the emergency described under par. (a) or are substantially consistent with any of 11
1. Any direction, guidance, recommendation, or other statement made by a 13
federal, state, or local official to address or in response to the emergency or disaster 14
declared as described under par. (a).
2. Any guidance published by the department of health services, the federal 16
department of health and human services, or any divisions or agencies of the federal 17
department of health and human services relied upon in good faith.
(c) The actions or omissions do not involve reckless or wanton conduct or 19
This section does not apply if s. 257.03, 257.04, 323.41, or 21
895.51 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Civil liability exemption: food or emergency household
24products; emergency medical supplies; donation, sale, or distribution.
895.51 (1) (bd) of the statutes is created to read:
(bd) “Cost of production” means the cost of inputs, wages, operating 2
the manufacturing facility, and transporting the product.
895.51 (1) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
(bg) “Emergency medical supplies" means any medical equipment 5
or supplies necessary to limit the spread of, or provide treatment for, a disease 6
associated with the public health emergency related to the 2019 novel coronavirus 7
pandemic, including life support devices, personal protective equipment, cleaning 8
supplies, and any other items determined to be necessary by the secretary of health 9
895.51 (1) (dp) of the statutes is created to read:
(dp) “Public health emergency related to the 2019 novel coronavirus 12
pandemic” means the period covered by the public health emergency declared under 1342 USC 247d
by the secretary of the federal department of health and human 14
services on January 31, 2020, in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus or the 15
national emergency declared by the U.S. president under 50 USC 1621
on March 13, 16
2020, in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus.
895.51 (2r) of the statutes is created to read:
Any person engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, or sale of 19
emergency medical supplies, who donates or sells, at a price not to exceed the cost 20
of production, emergency medical supplies to a charitable organization or 21
governmental unit to respond to the public health emergency related to the 2019 22
novel coronavirus pandemic is immune from civil liability for the death of or injury 23
to an individual caused by the emergency medical supplies donated or sold by the 24
895.51 (3r) of the statutes is created to read:
Any charitable organization that distributes free of charge 2
emergency medical supplies received under sub. (2r) is immune from civil liability 3
for the death of or injury to an individual caused by the emergency medical supplies 4
distributed by the charitable organization.