3. Have at least 5 years of practice in land surveying, or a combination of work and training in a course in land surveying and practice in land surveying which totals at least 5 years.
4. Have completed an apprenticeship training course in land surveying prescribed by the department of industry labor and job development, and engaged in a period of additional land surveying of a satisfactory character that, when added to the period of apprenticeship, totals at least 6 years of land surveying practice.
(d) After June 30, 2000, to be eligible to take the “principles and practice of land surveying" examination, an applicant shall have done one of the following:
1. Complied with s. A-E 6.04 (2) and have at least one year of approved practice in land surveying.
2. Complied with s. A-E 6.04 (1) and have at least 3 years of approved practice in land surveying.
3. Have at least 9 years of approved practice in land surveying, or a combination of at least 9 years of approved work and training in a course in land surveying and practice in land surveying.
4. Have completed an apprenticeship training course in land surveying prescribed by the department of industry labor and job development, and engaged in a period of additional land surveying of a satisfactory character that, when added to the period of apprenticeship, totals at least 7 years of land surveying practice.
1. The anticipated fiscal effect on the fiscal liability and revenues of any local unit of government of the proposed rule is: $0.00.
2. The projected anticipated state fiscal effect during the current biennium of the proposed rule is: $0.00.
3. The projected net annualized fiscal impact on state funds of the proposed rule is: $0.00.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
These proposed rules will be reviewed by the Department through its Small Business Review Advisory Committee to determine whether there will be an economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats.
Copies of Rule and Contact Information
Copies of this proposed rule are available without cost upon request to:
Dept. of Regulation and Licensing
Office of Administrative Rules
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 171
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Telephone (608) 266-0495
Notice of Hearing
Health & Family Services
(Management & Technology,
Executive & Strategic
Finance, Chs. HFS 1-)
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to ss. 48.685 (1) (ag), (2) (d), (4), (5), (6) (b) and (c) and 50.065 (1) (ag), (d) and (f), (2) (d), (4), (5) and (6) (b) and (c), Stats., as repealed and recreated by 1999 Wis. Act 9, and ss. 227.11 (2) (a) and 227.24 (4), Stats., the Department of Health and Family Services will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed repeal and recreation of ch. HFS 12, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to caregiver background checks, and emergency rules published on February 13, 2000 on the same subject.
April 13, 2000 Room 751
Thursday State Office Building
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 1 W. Wilson St.
The hearing site is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Analysis Prepared by the Department of Health & Family Services
Since October 1, 1998, the Department has been implementing ss. 48.685 and 50.065, Stats., effective on that date, that require use of uniform procedures to check the backgrounds of persons who apply to the Department for regulatory approval, to a county social services or human services department that licenses foster homes for children and carries out adoption home studies, to a private child-placing agency that does the same or to a school board that contracts for day care programs, to provide care or treatment to persons who need that care or treatment, or who apply to a regulated entity to be hired or contracted with to provide services to the entity's clients or who propose to reside as a non-client at the entity. The statutes direct the regulatory agencies and regulated entities to bar persons, temporarily or permanently, depending on the conviction or finding, who have in their backgrounds a specified conviction or finding substantially related to the care of clients, from operating a service provider organization, providing care or treatment to persons who need that care or treatment or from otherwise having contact with the clients of a service provider.
To implement the new Caregiver Law, the Department on October 1, 1998, published administrative rules, ch. HFS 12, Wis. Adm. Code, by emergency order. The October 1998 emergency rules were modified in December 1998 and February 1999 by emergency order, and were replaced by permanent rules effective July 1, 1999. On September 12, 1999, the Department issued another emergency order again modifying ch. HFS 12, but only the Crimes List and not the text of the chapter. The number of specified crimes was reduced to 79, with 6 of them, all taken from ss. 48.685 and 50.065, Stats., being crimes that permanently barred persons for all programs. The change to the ch. HFS 12 Crimes List was made at that time because the 1999-2001 Budget Bill, subsequently passed by the Legislature as 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, was expected to provide for a more modest list of crimes than the one that was appended to ch. HFS 12 before September 12, 1999. The more modest crimes list published by an emergency rulemaking order on September 12, 1999 reflected the Legislature's intent that some persons who under the previous rules would lose their jobs effective October 1, 1999, were able to keep their jobs.
The 1999-2001 Biennial Budget Act, 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, made several changes to ss. 48.685 and 50.065, Stats., the Caregiver Law. These changes were effective on October 29, 1999. The Department's current rules, effective July 1, 1999, as amended on September 16, 1999, have been in large part made obsolete by those statutory changes. Consequently, the Department through this order is repealing and recreating ch. HFS 12 to bring its rules for operation of the Caregiver Law into conformity with the revised statutes. This was done by emergency order effective February 13, 2000 to remove public confusion resulting from continued reliance on administrative rules, that have been widely relied upon by the public for understanding the operation of the Caregiver Law, that are now in conflict with current statutes.
These proposed rules are the same as the emergency rules. Therefore, they minimize repetition of ss. 48.685 and 50.065, Stats., and are designed to supplement those statutes by providing guidance on:
Sanctions associated with the acts committed under the Caregiver Law;
Determining whether an offense is substantially related to client care;
Reporting responsibilities; and
The conduct of rehabilitation review.
To find out more about the hearing or to request a copy of the rules, write, phone or e-mail:
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Health and Family Services
P. O. Box 7850
Madison, WI 53707-7850
(608) 267-2943 or,
if you are hearing impaired,
(608) 266-3683 (TDD)
If you are hearing or visually impaired, do not speak English, or have other personal circumstances which might make communication at the hearing difficult and if you, therefore, require an interpreter, or a non-English, large print or taped version of the hearing document, contact the person at the address or phone number above. A person requesting a non-English or sign language interpreter should make that request at least 10 days before the hearing. With less than 10 days notice, an interpreter may not be available.
Written comments on the proposed rules received at the above address no later than April 21, 2000 will receive the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
Because this order simply implements changes to chs. 48 and 50, Stats., in Act 9, the order, by itself, does not affect the expenditures or revenues of state government or local governments. Any changes to workload, revenues and expenditures were accounted for in Act 9.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
These rules apply to the following “agencies:" the Department, county social services and human services departments that license foster homes for children or carry out adoption home studies, child-placing agencies that do the same, and school boards that contract for a day care program. These rules also apply to the following licensed, certified, registered or approved “entities:"
emergency mental health service programs;
mental health day treatment services for children;
community mental health programs
developmental disability programs;
community support programs;
certified community alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) prevention and treatment programs;
family day care centers for children;
group day care centers for children;
day camps for children;
foster homes and treatment foster homes for children;
group homes for children;
shelter care facilities for children;
ambulance service providers;
3-4 bed adult family homes certified or licensed by the Department;
residential care apartment complexes (formerly called assisted living facilities);
community-based residential facilities (CBRFs);
nursing homes and facilities for the developmentally disabled;
home health agencies, including those that provide personal care services;
rural medical centers; and