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250.07(1)(d) (d) Serve as the state lead agency in coordinating the activities within state government involving the collection, retrieval, analysis, reporting and publication of statistical information and other information related to health and health care.
250.07(1m) (1m) The public health council shall monitor implementation of any document developed by the department under sub. (1) (a) and shall advise the governor, the legislature, the department, and the public on progress in implementing the document and coordination of responses to public health emergencies.
250.07 History History: 1993 a. 27; 2003 a. 186; 2005 a. 198.
250.07 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 186, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
250.10 250.10 Dental services.
250.10(1m)(1m) The department shall do all of the following:
250.10(1m)(a) (a) Provide funding in each fiscal year to the Marquette University School of Dentistry for clinical education of Marquette University School of Dentistry students through the provision of dental services by the students and faculty of the Marquette University School of Dentistry in underserved areas and to underserved populations in the state, as determined by the department in conjunction with the Marquette University School of Dentistry; to inmates of correctional centers in Milwaukee County; and in clinics in the city of Milwaukee.
250.10(1m)(b) (b) Award in each fiscal year to qualified applicants grants totaling $25,000 for fluoride supplements, $25,000 for a fluoride mouth-rinse program, and $120,000 for a school-based dental sealant program.
250.10(3) (3) The department may provide funding to technical college district boards to provide oral health services.
250.10 History History: 1989 a. 336; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1993 a. 27 s. 258; Stats. 1993 s. 250.10; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27, 221; 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 25; 2009 a. 28.
250.15 250.15 Grants for community health centers.
250.15(1) (1) Definition. In this section, "community health center" means a health care entity that provides primary health care, health education and social services to low-income individuals.
250.15(2) (2)Grants. From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (fh), the department shall, in each fiscal year, award all of the following as grants:
250.15(2)(a) (a) To a community health center in a 1st class city, $50,000.
250.15(2)(b) (b) To community health centers that receive federal grants under 42 USC 254b (e), (g) or (h). Each grant shall equal the amount that results from multiplying the total amount available for grants under this paragraph in the fiscal year in which the grants are to be awarded by the quotient obtained by dividing the amount that the community health center received under 42 USC 254b (e), (g) or (h) in the most recently concluded federal fiscal year in which those grants were made by the total amount of federal grants under 42 USC 254b (e), (g) and (h) made in that federal fiscal year to community health centers in this state.
250.15(2)(c) (c) To HealthNet of Janesville, Inc., $50,000.
250.15 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2007 a. 20, 88; 2009 a. 28.
250.16 250.16 Payments to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.
250.16(1)(1) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (gi), the department shall make payments to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., to provide women's health outreach and education programs and support for women's health research that improves the quality of life for women and families in this state.
250.16(2) (2) The agreement under this section shall require that the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., provide, without fee and as a condition of receiving payments specified under this section, any license or other approval required for use of any logo, trademark, trade name, word, or symbol to be used on or in association with special group registration plates under s. 341.14 (6r) (f) 57.
250.16(3) (3) The agreement under this section shall require that the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., annually submit to the attorney general and the presiding officer of each house of the legislature an audited financial statement of its use of the payments under this section, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
250.16(4) (4) Payments to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., under this section shall be discontinued by the department if the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., dissolves or is no longer exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
250.16 History History: 2005 a. 199; 2009 a. 28.
250.17 250.17 Organ and tissue donation.
250.17(1) (1) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (g), the department shall make payments to Donate Life Wisconsin, to encourage organ and tissue donation by providing educational programs, promoting or advancing research and patient services, and, at the discretion of Donate Life Wisconsin, distributing portions of these payments to any other organ and tissue procurement and donation organization in this state that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, to be used for these same purposes.
250.17(2) (2) The agreement under this section shall require that Donate Life Wisconsin provide, without fee and as a condition of receiving payments specified under this section, any license or other approval required for use of any logo, trademark, trade name, word, or symbol to be used on or in association with special group registration plates under s. 341.14 (6r) (f) 58.
250.17(3) (3) The agreement under this section shall require that Donate Life Wisconsin annually submit to the attorney general and the presiding officer of each house of the legislature an audited financial statement of its use of the payments under this section, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The agreement under this section shall also require that Donate Life Wisconsin enter into a contract with any organ and tissue donor organization to which it distributes funds under sub. (1) requiring that organization to prepare and submit audited financial statements of that organization's use of funds received under sub. (1).
250.17(4) (4) The department shall discontinue payments to Donate Life Wisconsin under this section if Donate Life Wisconsin dissolves or is no longer exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code and the department shall designate a new recipient for payments under this section. The new recipient must be a nonprofit organization that promotes organ and tissue donation and must comply with any requirement specified in this section for Donate Life Wisconsin. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the department shall not make any payments under this section until Donate Life Wisconsin is properly formed and operational and is exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
250.17 History History: 2007 a. 107; 2009 a. 28.
250.20 250.20 Health disparities reduction or elimination.
250.20(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
250.20(1)(a) (a) "African American" means a person whose ancestors originated in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
250.20(1)(b) (b) "American Indian" means a person who is enrolled as a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band or who possesses documentation of at least one-fourth American Indian ancestry or documentation of tribal recognition as an American Indian.
250.20(1)(c) (c) "Asian" means a person whose ancestors originated in Asia south and southeast of the Himalayas and west of Wallace's Line in the Malay Archipelago.
250.20(1)(d) (d) "Economically disadvantaged" means having an income that is at or below 125% of the poverty line.
250.20(1)(e) (e) "Hispanic" means a person of any race whose ancestors originated in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central America or South America or whose culture or origin is Spanish.
250.20(1)(f) (f) "Inter-tribal organization" means an organization or association of tribes or tribal agencies.
250.20(1)(g) (g) "Minority group member" means any of the following:
250.20(1)(g)1. 1. An African American.
250.20(1)(g)2. 2. An American Indian.
250.20(1)(g)3. 3. A Hispanic.
250.20(1)(g)4. 4. An Asian.
250.20(1)(h) (h) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
250.20(1)(i) (i) "Other agencies and organizations" means agencies of local, state and federal governments and private organizations that are not inter-tribal organizations or tribal agencies.
250.20(1)(j) (j) "Poverty line" means the nonfarm federal poverty line for the continental United States, as defined by the federal department of labor under 42 USC 9902 (2).
250.20(1)(k) (k) "State agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (1e).
250.20(1)(L) (L) "Tribal agency" means an agency created by a tribe.
250.20(1)(m) (m) "Tribe" means a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
250.20(2) (2)Departmental duties; minority health. The department shall do all of the following:
250.20(2)(a) (a) Identify the barriers to health care that prevent economically disadvantaged minority group members in this state from participating fully and equally in all aspects of life.
250.20(2)(b) (b) Conduct statewide hearings on issues of concern to the health interests of economically disadvantaged minority group members.
250.20(2)(c) (c) Review, monitor and advise all state agencies with respect to the impact on the health of economically disadvantaged minority group members of current and emerging state policies, procedures, practices, statutes and rules.
250.20(2)(d) (d) Work closely with all state agencies, including the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the technical college system board, with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, with the private sector and with groups concerned with issues of the health of economically disadvantaged minority group members to develop long-term solutions to health problems of minority group members.
250.20(2)(e) (e) Disseminate information on the status of the health of economically disadvantaged minority group members in this state.
250.20(2)(f) (f) Encourage economically disadvantaged minority group members who are students to enter career health care professions, by developing materials that are culturally sensitive and appropriate and that promote health care professions as careers, for use by the University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system and the Medical College of Wisconsin in recruiting the students.
250.20(2)(g) (g) Submit a biennial report on the activities of the department under this section that includes recommendations on program policies, procedures, practices and services affecting the health status of economically disadvantaged minority group members, to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) and to the governor.
250.20(3) (3) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (kb), the department shall annually award grants for activities to improve the health status of economically disadvantaged minority group members. A person may apply, in the manner specified by the department, for a grant of up to $50,000 in each fiscal year to conduct these activities. An awardee of a grant under this subsection shall provide, for at least 50% of the grant amount, matching funds that may consist of funding or an in-kind contribution. An applicant that is not a federally qualified health center, as defined under 42 CFR 405.2401 (b) shall receive priority for grants awarded under this subsection.
250.20(4) (4) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (kb), the department shall award a grant of up to $50,000 in each fiscal year to a private nonprofit corporation that applies, in the manner specified by the department, to conduct a public information campaign on minority health.
250.20(5) (5)American Indian health project grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (ke), the department shall award grants for American Indian health projects in order to address specific problem areas in the field of American Indian health. A tribe, tribal agency, or inter-tribal organization may apply, in the manner specified by the department, for a grant of up to $10,000 to conduct an American Indian health project that is designed to do any of the following:
250.20(5)(am) (am) Develop, test or demonstrate solutions for specific American Indian health problems which, if proven effective, may be applied by other tribes, tribal agencies, inter-tribal organizations or other agencies or organizations.
250.20(5)(bm) (bm) Fund start-up costs of programs to deliver health care services to American Indians.
250.20(5)(c) (c) Conduct health care needs assessments and studies related to health care issues of concern to American Indians.
250.20(5)(d) (d) Provide innovative community-based health care services to American Indians.
250.20(6) (6)American Indian diabetes prevention and control. From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (kf), the department shall fund activities to prevent and control diabetes among American Indians.
250.20 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2007 a. 20; 2007 a. 130 ss. 29 to 34, 36 to 42, 178; Stats. 2007 s. 250.20; 2009 a. 28.
250.21 250.21 Workplace wellness program grants.
250.21(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
250.21(1)(a) (a) "Health risk assessment" means a computer-based health-promotion tool consisting of a questionnaire; a biometric health screening to measure vital health statistics, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, weight, and height; a formula for estimating health risks; an advice database; and a means to generate reports.
250.21(1)(b) (b) "Small business" means a business that has 50 or fewer employees.
250.21(1)(c) (c) "Workplace wellness program" means a health or fitness program that includes health risk assessments and one or more of the following programs or services:
250.21(1)(c)1. 1. Chronic disease prevention.
250.21(1)(c)2. 2. Weight management.
250.21(1)(c)3. 3. Stress management.
250.21(1)(c)4. 4. Worker injury prevention programs.
250.21(1)(c)5. 5. Health screenings.
250.21(1)(c)6. 6. Nutrition education.
250.21(1)(c)7. 7. Health or fitness incentive programs.
250.21(1)(c)8. 8. Vaccinations.
250.21(1)(c)9. 9. Employee physical examinations.
250.21(2) (2)Workplace wellness program grants. Subject to the limitations provided under sub. (3) and after the department's approval of the application, from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (bn), the department shall award a grant to each applicant who provides a workplace wellness program to any of the applicant's employees who are employed at a small business in this state in an amount not to exceed 30 percent of the amount that the applicant paid during the year to provide such a program, not including any amount paid to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, remodel, or repair real property.
250.21(3) (3)Limitations. The maximum amount of the grants that may be awarded to all applicants in any fiscal year is $3,000,000. No applicant may be awarded a grant under this section for a workplace wellness program in existence before March 15, 2014. No applicant may be awarded more than one grant under this section. No grants may be awarded under this section after December 31, 2018.
250.21(4) (4)Administration. A person wishing to receive a grant under this section shall apply for a grant in the manner prescribed by the department. An applicant shall include with the application an itemized list of the applicant's expenditures for providing a workplace wellness program. The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section.
250.21 History History: 2013 a. 137.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)