For a 2nd or subsequent violation under par. (ag)
, a person may be fined not more than $50,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
Any person who intentionally violates any requirement under sub. (6) (a)
shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $50,000 or imprisoned for not less than one month nor more than 6 months or both.
(c) Paragraphs (a)
do not apply to any person who provides the information required under sub. (3)
to either of the departments.
(10) Relation to other laws.
The authority, power and remedies provided in this section are in addition to any authority, power or remedy provided in any other statutes or provided at common law.
Rural hospital loan program. 146.62(4)
(4) Departmental duties.
The department shall negotiate with each recipient of a loan made under s. 146.62 (2)
, 1989 stats., the schedule of repayments and collect the loan repayments as they are due. Loan repayments shall be deposited in the general fund. Except as provided in sub. (5)
, repayment for each loan shall begin no later than 12 months after the project funded under the loan begins operation.
(5) Loan forgiveness.
If a rural hospital that receives a loan under s. 146.62 (2)
, 1989 stats., is unable to undertake the proposed project, the rural hospital may submit to the department a final report concerning the feasibility of loan repayment. The department shall review the report and may forgive all or part of the loan.
Rural health dental clinics. 146.65(1)(a)
In each fiscal year, not more than $232,000, to the rural health dental clinic located in Ladysmith that provides dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the counties of Rusk, Price, Taylor, Sawyer, and Chippewa.
In each fiscal year, not more than $355,600, to the rural health dental clinic located in Menomonie that provides dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the counties of Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix.
In each fiscal year, not more than $400,000, to a rural health clinic in Chippewa Falls to provide dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the area surrounding Chippewa Falls, including the counties of Chippewa, Dunn, Barron, Taylor, Clark, and Eau Claire.
The department shall also seek federal funding to support the operations of the rural health dental clinics under sub. (1)
Grant for colposcopies and other services.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (dg)
, the department shall provide $100,000 in fiscal year 2007-08 and $75,000 in each subsequent fiscal year to an entity that satisfies the following criteria to provide colposcopic examinations and to provide services to medical assistance recipients or persons who are eligible for medical assistance:
The entity is located in the western or northern public health region of the state, as determined by the department.
The entity provides Papanicolaou tests, and at least 50 percent of the persons for whom the entity provides Papanicolaou tests are recipients of medical assistance or are eligible for medical assistance.
History: 2007 a. 20
Determination of death.
An individual who has sustained either irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem, is dead. A determination of death shall be made in accordance with accepted medical standards.
History: 1981 c. 134
To determine whether an infant was "born alive" under s. 939.22 (16) for purposes of the homicide laws, courts apply s. 146.71. State v. Cornelius, 152 Wis. 2d 272
, 448 N.W.2d 434
(Ct. App. 1989).
"Health care provider" means any of the following:
A physician, physician assistant, perfusionist, or respiratory care practitioner licensed or certified under subch. II of ch. 448
A social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor certified or licensed under ch. 457
A speech-language pathologist or audiologist licensed under subch. II of ch. 459
or a speech and language pathologist licensed by the department of public instruction.
A corporation or limited liability company of any providers specified under pars. (a)
that provides health care services.
An operational cooperative sickness care plan organized under ss. 185.981
that directly provides services through salaried employees in its own facility.
"Informed consent" means written consent to the disclosure of information from patient health care records to an individual, agency or organization that includes all of the following:
The name of the patient whose record is being disclosed.
The types of health care providers making the disclosure.
The purpose of the disclosure such as whether the disclosure is for further medical care, for an application for insurance, to obtain payment of an insurance claim, for a disability determination, for a vocational rehabilitation evaluation, for a legal investigation or for other specified purposes.
The individual, agency or organization to which disclosure may be made.
The signature of the patient or the person authorized by the patient and, if signed by a person authorized by the patient, the relationship of that person to the patient or the authority of the person.
The time period during which the consent is effective.
"Patient" means a person who receives health care services from a health care provider.
"Patient health care records" means all records related to the health of a patient prepared by or under the supervision of a health care provider, but not those records subject to s. 51.30
, reports collected under s. 69.186
, records of tests administered under s. 252.15 (2) (a) 7.
, 938.296 (4)
or 968.38 (4)
, records related to sales of pseudoephedrine products, as defined in s. 961.01 (20c)
, that are maintained by pharmacies under s. 961.235
, fetal monitor tracings, as defined under s. 146.817 (1)
, or a pupil's physical health records maintained by a school under s. 118.125
. ``Patient health care records" also includes health summary forms prepared under s. 302.388 (2)
"Person authorized by the patient" means the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a minor patient, as defined in s. 48.02 (8)
, the person vested with supervision of the child under s. 938.183
or 938.34 (4d)
, or (4n)
, the guardian of a patient adjudicated incompetent in this state, the personal representative or spouse of a deceased patient, any person authorized in writing by the patient or a health care agent designated by the patient as a principal under ch. 155
if the patient has been found to be incapacitated under s. 155.05 (2)
, except as limited by the power of attorney for health care instrument. If no spouse survives a deceased patient, "person authorized by the patient" also means an adult member of the deceased patient's immediate family, as defined in s. 632.895 (1) (d)
. A court may appoint a temporary guardian for a patient believed incompetent to consent to the release of records under this section as the person authorized by the patient to decide upon the release of records, if no guardian has been appointed for the patient.
History: 1979 c. 221
; 1981 c. 39
; 1983 a. 27
; 1983 a. 189
s. 329 (1)
; 1983 a. 535
; 1985 a. 315
; 1987 a. 27
; 1987 a. 399
; 1987 a. 403
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 27
; 1995 a. 27
s. 9145 (1)
; 1995 a. 77
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 38
; 2005 a. 262
; 2007 a. 108
A letter written by a person not licensed as a health care provider under sub. (1) was not a record under sub. (4) prepared under the supervision of a health care provider under sub. (1) (j) when the person was employed by a corporation that employed health care professionals but the corporation's shareholders were not health care providers. Hart v. Bennet, 2003 WI App 231, 267 Wis. 2d 919
, 672 N.W.2d 306
When a health care provider denied access to records on the ground that the patient was possibly incompetent to consent to the release of the records, it was obligated under sub.(5) to petition for a temporary guardian for the patient. Szymczak v. Terrace at St. Francis, 2006 WI App 3, 289 Wis. 2d 110
, 709 N.W.2d 103
Contents of certain patient health care records. 146.815(1)(1)
Patient health care records maintained for hospital inpatients shall include, if obtainable, the inpatient's occupation and the industry in which the inpatient is employed at the time of admission, plus the inpatient's usual occupation.
If a hospital inpatient's health problems may be related to the inpatient's occupation or past occupations, the inpatient's physician shall ensure that the inpatient's health care record contains available information from the patient or family about these occupations and any potential health hazards related to these occupations.
If a hospital inpatient's health problems may be related to the occupation or past occupations of the inpatient's parents, the inpatient's physician shall ensure that the inpatient's health care record contains available information from the patient or family about these occupations and any potential health hazards related to these occupations.
The department shall provide forms that may be used to record information specified under sub. (2)
and shall provide guidelines for determining whether to prepare the occupational history required under sub. (2)
. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a hospital or physician to collect information required in this section from or about a patient who chooses not to divulge such information.
History: 1981 c. 214
Preservation of fetal monitor tracings and microfilm copies. 146.817(1)(1)
In this section, "fetal monitor tracing" means documentation of the heart tones of a fetus during labor and delivery of the mother of the fetus that are recorded from an electronic fetal monitor machine.
Unless a health care provider has first made and preserved a microfilm copy of a patient's fetal monitor tracing, the health care provider may delete or destroy part or all of the patient's fetal monitor tracing only if 35 days prior to the deletion or destruction the health care provider provides written notice to the patient.
If a health care provider has made and preserved a microfilm copy of a patient's fetal monitor tracing and if the health care provider has deleted or destroyed part or all of the patient's fetal monitor tracing, the health care provider may delete or destroy part or all of the microfilm copy of the patient's fetal monitor tracing only if 35 days prior to the deletion or destruction the health care provider provides written notice to the patient.
The notice specified in pars. (a)
shall be sent to the patient's last-known address and shall inform the patient of the imminent deletion or destruction of the fetal monitor tracing or of the microfilm copy of the fetal monitor tracing and of the patient's right, within 30 days after receipt of notice, to obtain the fetal monitor tracing or the microfilm copy of the fetal monitor tracing from the health care provider.
The notice requirements under this subsection do not apply after 5 years after a fetal monitor tracing was first made.
History: 1987 a. 27
Preservation or destruction of patient health care records. 146.819(1)(1)
Except as provided in sub. (4)
, any health care provider who ceases practice or business as a health care provider or the personal representative of a deceased health care provider who was an independent practitioner shall do one of the following for all patient health care records in the possession of the health care provider when the health care provider ceased business or practice or died:
Provide for the maintenance of the patient health care records by a person who states, in writing, that the records will be maintained in compliance with ss. 146.81
Provide for the deletion or destruction of the patient health care records.
Provide for the maintenance of some of the patient health care records, as specified in par. (a)
, and for the deletion or destruction of some of the records, as specified in par. (b)
If the health care provider or personal representative provides for the maintenance of any of the patient health care records under sub. (1)
, the health care provider or personal representative shall also do at least one of the following: