255.01   Definitions.
255.02   Duties of the state epidemiologist for chronic disease.
255.03   Duties of the department.
255.04   Cancer reporting.
255.05   Cancer control and prevention grants.
255.054   Prostate cancer research program.
255.055   Cancer research program.
255.056   Drug repository.
255.06   Well-woman program.
255.065   Breast density notification.
255.07   Life-saving allergy medication; use of epinephrine.
255.085   Diabetes care and prevention action program.
255.10   Thomas T. Melvin youth tobacco prevention and education program.
255.15   Statewide tobacco use control program.
255.20   Duties of the department.
255.30   Safety eye protective goggles.
255.35   Statewide poison control system.
255.40   Reporting of wounds and burn injuries.
Ch. 255 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 250.01.
subch. I of ch. 255 SUBCHAPTER I
255.01 255.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
255.01(1) (1)“Chronic disease" means any disease, illness, impairment or other physical condition that requires health care and treatment over a prolonged period and, although amenable to treatment, is irreversible and frequently progresses to increasing disability or death.
255.01(2) (2)“Injury" means damage to the human body that is the result of some acute exposure to harm. “Injury" includes all of the following:
255.01(2)(a) (a) Unintentional injuries including physical damage resulting from transportation-related crashes, fires, burns, submersion, suffocation, falls, natural and environmental factors and occupational hazards and exposures.
255.01(2)(b) (b) Intentional injuries, including physical damage resulting from deliberate assault by one person on another or self-inflicted acts.
255.01(2m) (2m)“Research" means a systematic investigation through scientific inquiry, including development, testing, and evaluation, that is designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.
255.01(2n) (2n)“Researcher" means a person who performs research.
255.01(3) (3)“Risk assessment" means the measurement and evaluation of specific lifestyle and environmental conditions to determine the presence of, and the extent of the threat resulting from, these factors that may increase the risk of developing chronic disease.
255.01 History History: 1993 a. 27; 2009 a. 28.
subch. II of ch. 255 SUBCHAPTER II
255.02 255.02 Duties of the state epidemiologist for chronic disease. The state epidemiologist for chronic disease shall do all of the following:
255.02(1) (1)Develop and maintain a system for detecting and monitoring chronic diseases within this state.
255.02(2) (2)Investigate and determine the epidemiology of those conditions that contribute to preventable or premature illness, disability and death.
255.02 History History: 1993 a. 27.
255.03 255.03 Duties of the department. The department shall:
255.03(1) (1)Conduct programs to prevent, delay and detect the onset of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, cerebrovascular disease and genetic disease, and other chronic diseases that the department determines are important to prevent, delay and detect in order to promote, protect and maintain the public's health.
255.03(2) (2)Establish programs of community and professional education relevant to the detection, prevention and control of chronic diseases.
255.03(3) (3)Assist local health departments in performing activities related to chronic disease, including risk assessment, monitoring, surveillance and education.
255.03 History History: 1993 a. 27.
255.04 255.04 Cancer reporting.
255.04(1)(1)Any hospital, as defined under s. 50.33 (2), any physician and any laboratory certified under 42 USC 263a shall report information concerning any person diagnosed as having cancer or a precancerous condition to the department as prescribed by the department under sub. (2).
255.04(2) (2)The department shall prescribe:
255.04(2)(a) (a) The form on which the report under sub. (1) shall be submitted.
255.04(2)(b) (b) The time schedule under which the report under sub. (1) shall be submitted.
255.04(2)(c) (c) The types of cancer and precancerous conditions to be reported under sub. (1).
255.04(3) (3)Any information reported to the department under sub. (1) or (5) which could identify any individual who is the subject of the report or a physician submitting the report shall be confidential and may not be disclosed by the department except to the following:
255.04(3)(a) (a) A central tumor registry in another state if the individual who is the subject of the information resides in the other state.
255.04(3)(b) (b) A national tumor registry recognized by the department.
2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 125 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 18, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-24)