ATCP 73.05 Note Note: Anyone operating a bed and breakfast establishment without a license is also subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 under s. 97.72, Stats.
ATCP 73.05(2)(f) (f) Duplicate license. The department shall charge the operator of a bed and breakfast establishment $15 for a duplicate license.
ATCP 73.05(2)(g) (g) Fees for special condition inspections. For inspection or consultation activities that are not directly related to the department's licensing responsibilities, the departments shall charge the operator or the entity requesting the inspection or consultation $175.00.
ATCP 73.05(3) (3) Method of payment. If the payment for an initial or renewal license is by check or other draft drawn upon an account containing insufficient funds, the applicant or owner shall, within 15 days after receipt of notice from the department of the insufficiency, pay all applicable fees under sub. (1) and the financial institution's processing charges by cashier's check or other certified draft, money order, or cash. - See PDF for table PDF - See PDF for table PDF
ATCP 73.05 History History: CR 08-073: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.05 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1), (2) (a), (b), (d), (e) Tables A, B made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; CR 18-019: am. (1), (2) (a) to (c), (e) to (g), (3) Register January 2020 No. 769, eff. 2-1-20; corrections in Table ATCP 73.05 A, B made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register January 2020 No. 769.
ATCP 73.06 ATCP 73.06 Enforcement.
ATCP 73.06(1)(1)Inspections and access to the premises.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a) (a) Inspections. Under ss. 97.615 (2) and 97.65 (1), Stats., an authorized employee or agent of the department, upon presenting proper identification, may enter any bed and breakfast establishment at any reasonable time, for any of the following purposes:
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)1. 1. To inspect the bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)2. 2. To determine if there has been a violation of this chapter or ss. 97.603 to 97.65, Stats.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)3. 3. To determine compliance with previously written violation orders.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)4. 4. To secure samples or specimens.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)5. 5. To examine and copy relevant documents and records provided such information is related to the operation of the bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.06(1)(a)6. 6. To obtain photographic or other evidence needed to enforce this chapter.
ATCP 73.06(1)(b) (b) Reinspections.
ATCP 73.06(1)(b)1.1. The department or its agent may reinspect a bed and breakfast establishment whenever an inspection or the investigation of a complaint reveals the existence of a violation that is potentially hazardous to the health and welfare of patrons or employees of the bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.06(1)(b)2. 2. A reinspection shall be scheduled to allow the owner a reasonably sufficient time to correct the deficiencies.
ATCP 73.06(1)(b)3. 3. A reinspection fee shall be charged for the reinspection according to Table ATCP 73.05 A or B, or applicable charges as determined by an agent of the department.
ATCP 73.06(1)(b)4. 4. If an additional reinspection is required because a violation has not been corrected in the scheduled time, the department shall assess the owner an additional fee as specified in Table ATCP 73.05 A or B as authorized under s. ATCP 73.05 (2) (d), and the department may order the owner to show just cause why the license should not be suspended or revoked under s. ATCP 73.07.
ATCP 73.06(2) (2) General orders to correct violations.
ATCP 73.06(2)(a) (a) If upon inspection of a bed and breakfast establishment, the department or agent finds that the bed and breakfast establishment is not designed, constructed, equipped, or operated as required under this chapter, the department or agent shall issue a written order to correct the violation. The order shall specify the correction needed for compliance and the time period within which the correction should be made. The time period specified in the order may be extended at the discretion of the department or agent.
ATCP 73.06(2)(b) (b) If the order to correct violations is not carried out by the expiration of the time period stated in the order, or any extension of time granted for compliance, the department or agent may issue an order under s. ATCP 73.07 to suspend or revoke the license to operate the bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.06(2)(c) (c) Under s. 97.12 (5), Stats., any person who fails to comply with an order of the department shall forfeit $50 for each day of noncompliance after the order is served upon or directed to him or her. A person may appeal a forfeiture under s. ATCP 73.08.
ATCP 73.06(3) (3) Temporary orders.
ATCP 73.06(3)(a)(a) As provided in s. 97.65, Stats., whenever the department or agent has reasonable cause to believe that an immediate danger to health or safety exists as a result of an inspection under sub. (1), the department or agent may issue a temporary order without advance notice or hearing to do any of the following:
ATCP 73.06(3)(a)1. 1. Prohibit the continued operation or method of operation of specific equipment.
ATCP 73.06(3)(a)2. 2. Require the premises to cease operations and close until remedies are applied which eliminate the immediate danger to health or safety.
ATCP 73.06(3)(b)1.1. A temporary order shall take effect upon delivery to the operator or responsible supervisor. Except as provided in par. (c), the temporary order shall remain in effect for 14 days from the date of delivery, but a temporary order may be reissued for one additional 14-day period if necessary to complete any analysis or examination of samples, specimens, or other evidence.
ATCP 73.06(3)(b)2. 2. No operation or method of operation prohibited by the temporary order may be resumed without the approval of the department or agent until the order has terminated or the time period specified in subd. 1. has expired, whichever occurs first. If, upon completed analysis or examination, the department or agent determines that construction, sanitary condition, operation, or method of operation of the premises or equipment does not constitute an immediate danger to health or safety, the department or agent shall immediately notify the owner, operator or responsible supervisor in writing and the temporary order shall terminate upon receipt of the written notice.
ATCP 73.06(3)(c) (c) If the analysis or examination shows that the construction, sanitary condition, operation or method of operation of the premises or equipment constitutes an immediate danger to health or safety, the department or agent, within the effective period of the temporary order specified in par. (b) 1., shall provide written notice of the findings to the owner, operator or responsible supervisor. Upon receipt of the notice, the temporary order remains in effect until a final decision is issued under s. ATCP 73.08. The notice shall include a statement that the facility has a right to request a hearing under s. ATCP 73.08 within 15 days after issuance of the notice.
ATCP 73.06(3)(d) (d) Any person who fails to comply with a temporary order issued by the department shall forfeit $10 for each day of noncompliance after the order is served upon or directed to him or her and, under s. 97.65 (5) (a), Stats., may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than one year in the county jail, or both. A person may appeal a forfeiture under s. ATCP 73.08.
ATCP 73.06 History History: CR 08-073: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.06 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) (a) (intro.), (b) 3., 4., (2) (b), (c), (3) (a) (intro.), (c), (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (3) (b) 1. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; CR 18-019: am. (1) (b) 4., (2) (b) Register January 2020 No. 769, eff. 2-1-20.
ATCP 73.07 ATCP 73.07 Suspension or revocation of license. The department may, after a hearing under s. ATCP 73.08, suspend or revoke a license for violation of ss. 97.603 to 97.65, Stats., this chapter or an order issued by the department. The suspension or revocation order shall take effect 15 days after the date of issuance unless a hearing is requested under s. ATCP 73.08 (1).
ATCP 73.07 History History: CR 08-073: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.07 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; CR 18-019: am. Register January 2020 No. 769, eff. 2-1-20.
ATCP 73.08 ATCP 73.08 Appeals of actions by the department.
ATCP 73.08(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in sub. (2) or (3), a request for a hearing for denial of a license, a voided license, suspension, revocation, forfeiture, or an order given under s. ATCP 73.06 (1) (b) 4. or (2) shall be submitted in writing to the department of administration's division of hearings and appeals within 15 days after receipt of the notice of the department's action.
ATCP 73.08(1)(b) (b) A request for hearing that is mailed to the division of hearings and appeals shall be considered filed with the division on the date of the postmark.
ATCP 73.08(1)(c) (c) A request for hearing that is hand-delivered to the division of hearings and appeals shall be considered filed on the date the request is received by the division of hearings and appeals.
ATCP 73.08(1)(d) (d) A request for hearing transmitted by facsimile to the division of hearings and appeals shall be considered filed on the date and time imprinted by the division's facsimile machine on the transaction report that accompanies the document. Documents received by facsimile after midnight local time shall be deemed filed on the first following business day.
ATCP 73.08 Note Note: Effective 7-1-16, pursuant to 2015 Wis. Act 55 and s. 227.43 (1m), Stats., a request for hearing shall be submitted to the DATCP Secretary via e-mail at datcpappeals@wisconsin.gov, faxed to (608) 224-5034, mailed to PO Box 8911, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911, or hand delivered to 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53718.
ATCP 73.08(1)(e) (e) As a condition for requesting a hearing under this subsection to appeal the voiding of a license, an applicant or owner shall comply with sub. (3). In an appeal concerning voiding a license, the burden is on the applicant or owner to show that the entire applicable fees, late fees and processing charges have been paid.
ATCP 73.08(2) (2)A request for hearing on a temporary order given by the department under s. ATCP 73.06 (3) shall be made in writing to the department within 15 days of receipt of the order. The department shall hold a hearing within 15 days after the department receives the written request for hearing, unless the department and the owner agree to a later date, the immediate danger to health is removed, the order is not contested or the owner and the department mutually agree that no purpose would be served by a hearing. A final decision shall be issued under s. 227.47, Stats., within 10 days following the conclusion of the hearing. The decision may order any of the following to remove the danger to health:
ATCP 73.08(2)(a) (a) Changes to or replacement of equipment or construction.
ATCP 73.08(2)(b) (b) Changes in or cessations of any operation or method of operation of the equipment or premises.
ATCP 73.08 Note Note: A request for hearing, under sub. (2), shall be submitted to the DATCP Secretary via e-mail at datcpappeals@wisconsin.gov, faxed to (608) 224-5034, mailed to PO Box 8911, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911, or hand delivered to 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53718. The hearing may be conducted by the department secretary or designee.
ATCP 73.08(3) (3)If the department voids a license under s. ATCP 73.04 (6), the owner shall submit, within 15 days after receipt of the notice of the department's action, documentary evidence that all applicable fees, late fees and processing charges have been paid and that there are no outstanding payments due to the department.
ATCP 73.08 History History: CR 08-073: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.08 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) (a), (2) (intro.), (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; CR 18-019: am. (1) (a), (e), (3) Register January 2020 No. 769, eff. 2-1-20; correction in (1) (e) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register January 2020 No. 769.
ATCP 73.09 ATCP 73.09 Appeals of actions by agent health departments. If an agent issues a license under this chapter, the agent shall create enforcement and appeal procedures under ss. 66.0417 and 97.615 (2) (g), Stats.
ATCP 73.09 History History: CR 08-073: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.09 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; CR 18-019: am. Register January 2020 No. 769, eff. 2-1-20.
ATCP 73.10 ATCP 73.10 Water supply and waste disposal.
ATCP 73.10(1)(1)Service availability. The requirements covering water supply and sewage disposal facilities for all bed and breakfast establishments are based on the availability of public utilities as well as the practicability of connection to public utilities.
ATCP 73.10(2) (2) Public utilities. If an approved public water supply and approved public sewerage facilities are available to the bed and breakfast establishment, connection and use are required, as specified in chs. SPS 382 and 383, rules of the department of safety and professional services and ch. NR 812, rules of the department of natural resources.
ATCP 73.10(3) (3) Private wells. A private well is permitted as a source of water when a public water facility is not available to the premises. The well shall be located on the premises and shall be constructed and the pump installed in accordance with ch. NR 812, rules of the department of natural resources governing well drilling and pump installation. A water sample shall be submitted annually to a certified laboratory for bacterial analysis, and a copy of the report giving the results of the analysis shall be made available to the department or its agent upon request. Whenever safe water cannot be obtained consistently from a well constructed in apparent compliance with ch. NR 812, as evidenced by laboratory reports, the well shall be reconstructed or a new well constructed in accordance with the requirements of the department of natural resources except that if the reconstruction or new construction is determined to be impractical or is found to be ineffective, the use of the well shall be discontinued and water shall be transported on a temporary basis from a source and in a manner approved by the department.
ATCP 73.10(4) (4) Plumbing. All plumbing and fixtures shall meet the requirements for one-family and two-family dwellings contained in chs. SPS 382 and 384, the applicable state plumbing codes, and shall be maintained in good repair and in a sanitary condition.
ATCP 73.10(5) (5) Private sewage disposal.
ATCP 73.10(5)(a) (a) A private sewage disposal system, as defined in s. 145.01 (12), Stats., is permitted when a public sewer facility is not available to the premises. The system shall be located on the premises and shall be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with s. 145.245, Stats., and the applicable state plumbing codes, chs. SPS 382 and 383.
ATCP 73.10(5)(b) (b) Failed on-site private waste disposal systems shall be replaced or rehabilitated. In this paragraph, “failed system" has the meaning prescribed for “failing private sewage system" in s. 145.245 (4), Stats.
ATCP 73.10(5)(c) (c) Plans and installation details covering the design and construction, alteration or extension of private sewage disposal systems shall have the approval of the department of safety and professional services or its designated agent.
ATCP 73.10(5)(d) (d) All plumbing fixtures shall be connected to the building drainage system, with discharge to a public sewer or private sewage disposal system.
ATCP 73.10 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; corrections in (2) and (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, January, 1995, No. 469; corrections in (2) and (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, August, 1998, No. 512; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.05 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; corrections in (2), (4), (5) (a) and (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.,7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673; renum. from DHS 197.10 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 73.11 ATCP 73.11 Toilet, handwashing and bathing facilities.
ATCP 73.11(1)(1)General. Bed and breakfast establishments shall be provided with clean and sanitary toilet, handwashing, and bathing facilities. These facilities, and laundry facilities used in conjunction with bed and breakfast establishments, shall be cleaned at least daily, if used, and maintained in good repair.
ATCP 73.11(2) (2) Fixtures. One toilet, lavatory, and shower or bathtub shall be provided for every 10 guests or fraction thereof.
ATCP 73.11(3) (3) Hot and cold water. All lavatories and baths shall be supplied with hot and cold running water. Each person who is provided accommodations shall be provided individual soap and clean, individual bath cloths, and towels.
ATCP 73.11(4) (4) Linens. Clean towels and bath cloths shall be stored and handled in a manner which avoids contamination.
ATCP 73.11 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.06 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.11 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 73.12 ATCP 73.12 Furnishings, equipment and utensils.
ATCP 73.12(1)(1)Design. All equipment, utensils and furnishings shall be designed, made of a kind of material and constructed to be easily cleanable and to be durable. Surfaces with which food or drink comes into contact shall be easily accessible for cleaning and shall be nontoxic, corrosion-resistant, nonabsorbent, and free of defects. Disposable articles shall be made from nontoxic materials.
ATCP 73.12(2) (2) Installation of furnishings and equipment. All furnishings and equipment shall be installed in a way that facilitates the cleaning of the furnishings and equipment and all adjacent areas.
ATCP 73.12(3) (3) Condition of furnishings and equipment. Furnishings and equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.
ATCP 73.12(4) (4) Utensil sanitation.
ATCP 73.12(4)(a)(a) Utensils shall be kept clean and in good repair.
ATCP 73.12(4)(b) (b) Multi-use eating and drinking utensils shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Facilities needed for the operations of washing, rinsing and sanitizing shall be provided.
ATCP 73.12(4)(c) (c) Pots, pans and other utensils used in the preparation or serving of food or drink and all food storage utensils shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Cooking surfaces of equipment, if any, shall be cleaned at least once each day. Nonfood contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at intervals that will keep them in a clean and sanitary condition.
ATCP 73.12(4)(d) (d) Residential sinks and home-style mechanical dishwashing machines are acceptable facilities for washing multi-use eating and drinking utensils, and pots, pans and other cooking utensils.
ATCP 73.12(4)(e) (e) Immediately following either manual or mechanical washing of eating and drinking utensils, and pots, pans, and other cooking utensils, these utensils shall be effectively sanitized by being submerged in a hypochlorite solution with a chlorine concentration continuously maintained at 100 parts per million, or another approved sanitizing solution which shall be used at the concentration at which tested and approved by the department. Dishpans may be used to accomplish the final sanitizing rinse.
ATCP 73.12(5) (5) Single-service utensils. The reuse of single-service utensils is prohibited.
ATCP 73.12 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.07 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.12 Register June 2016 No. 726.; correction in (4) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726
ATCP 73.13 ATCP 73.13 Food.
ATCP 73.13(1)(1)Storage. All food storage facilities shall be kept clean and free of vermin. Residential kitchen cabinets are acceptable storage facilities.
ATCP 73.13(2) (2) Food supplies. Food, including milk and milk products, shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and misbranding, and safe for human consumption. Milk of only pasteurized Grade A quality may be used. Use of home-canned food is prohibited except for jams and jellies.
ATCP 73.13(3) (3) Food protection.
ATCP 73.13(3)(a)(a) Foods shall be protected from contamination while being stored, prepared and served, and during transportation. Perishable foods shall be stored at temperatures that will protect them against spoilage. Potentially hazardous food shall be maintained at safe temperatures of 40°F. (4°C.) or below, or 150°F. (66°C.) or above, as appropriate, except during necessary periods of preparation and serving. Frozen food shall be kept at temperatures that will keep them frozen, except when being thawed for preparation or use. Potentially hazardous frozen food shall be thawed at refrigerator temperatures of 40°F. (4°C.) or below, quick-thawed as part of the cooking process, or thawed by another method approved by the department. An indicating thermometer shall be located in each refrigerator. Raw fruits and vegetables shall be washed thoroughly before use. Stuffings, poultry, stuffed meats and poultry, and pork and pork products shall be cooked to heat all parts of the food to at least 165°F. (74°C.) before being served. Salads made of meat, poultry, potatoes, fish, shellfish, or eggs, and other potentially hazardous prepared food, shall be prepared from chilled products, with a minimum of manual contact. Portions of food once served to an individual may not be served again.
ATCP 73.13(3)(b) (b) Refrigeration facilities, hot food storage facilities and effective insulated facilities shall be provided as needed to ensure that all food is maintained at safe temperatures of 40°F. (4°C.) or below, or 150°F. (66°C.) or above, as appropriate, during storage, preparation and serving.
ATCP 73.13(3)(c) (c) Containers of food shall be stored above the floor, on clean racks, shelves, or other clean surfaces, in such a manner as to be protected from splash and other contamination.
ATCP 73.13(4) (4) Employee health.
ATCP 73.13(4)(a)(a) No person knowingly infected with a communicable disease that may be transmitted by food handling may work in a bed and breakfast establishment.
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