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Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51

Chair: Sen. Mary Lazich
Vice Chair: Rep. Sandy Pasch
Legislative Council Staff:  Laura Rose and Brian T. Larson
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The Special Committee is directed to review the following provisions in ch. 51, Stats.: (a) the appropriateness of, and inconsistencies in, the utilization of emergency detention procedures under s. 51.15, Stats., across this state, and the availability and cost of emergency detention facilities; (b) the inconsistent statutory approaches to emergency detention between Milwaukee County and other counties in the state; and (c) the inconsistent application of procedures relating to admission of minors under s. 51.13, Stats., as modified by 2005 Wisconsin Act 444.

June 21, 2012 (Legislative Council's Large Conference Room, 1 East Main St., Ste. 401) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
 
June 4, 2012 (Working Group on Probable Cause Hearing Delays of the Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51)

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May 14, 2012 (Legislative Council's Large Conference Room, 1 East Main St., Ste. 401) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
  • WLC: 0073/2, relating to emergency detention, involuntary commitments, and privileged communications and information.
  • WLC: 0112/2, relating to requiring county community programs board appointees to include consumers, law enforcement personnel and hospital employees or representatives and increasing the size of county community program boards.l
  • Letter to Senator Mary Lazich and Representative Sandy Pasch, from Shel Gross, Chair, Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (March 21, 2012).
  • Article, submitted by Public Member Mike Bachhuber, “‘Living Room’ offers ER alternative for mental illnesses”, by John Keilman, Chicago Tribune reporter (December 21, 2011).
  • Memo with table to members of the Special Committee, "Suggested Language Regarding "Least Restrictiveness", submitted by Public Member Dr. Jon Berlin, MD (May 14, 2012).
  • Memo to members of the Special Committee, "WHA Comments on WLC: 0073/2, WLC: 0112/2, and WLC: 0114/1", from Matthew Stanford, WHA VP Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Associate General Counsel (May 11, 2012).
  • Memo to members of the Special Committee, "Comments on WLC: 0112/2 and WLC: 0073/2", from Vicki Tylka, President, Wisconsin County Human Services Association, Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf, Senior Legislative Associate, Wisconsin Counties Association, submitted at the request of Public Member Brian Shoup (May 14, 2012).
January 19, 2012 (Working Group on the Federal Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and Emergency Detention of the Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51)

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January 19, 2012 (Working Group on Circumstances That Warrant Postponement of an Emergency Detention Hearing of the Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51)

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December 19, 2011 (Legislative Council's Large Conference Room, 1 East Main St., Ste. 401) Notice Agenda Audio Minutes
  • WLC: 0073/1, relating to emergency detention, involuntary commitment, and privileged communications and information (March 21, 2011).
  • WLC: 0094/1, relating to allowing an individual to execute a power of attorney for mental health care, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty (February 4, 2011).
  • WLC: 0112/1, relating to requiring county community programs board appointees to include law enforcement personnel and hospital employees and increasing the size of county community programs boards (December 7, 2011).
  • WLC: 0114/1, relating to admission of minors for inpatient treatment (December 12, 2011).
  • WLC: 0115/1, an amendment to WLC: 0073/1. (December 16, 2011).
  • Flow chart submitted by Committee Member George Kerwin (December 19, 2011).
  • Memo submitted by Committee Member Jon Berlin, Recommendations of the Milwaukee Contingent of the Chapter 51 Study Committee (December 12, 2011).
January 24, 2011 [CANCELLED]  The next meeting will be held at the call of the Chair.
 
December 6, 2010 (Legislative Council's Large Conference Room, 1 East Main St., Ste. 401)
  • Memo No. 1, Potential Recommendations for the Committee's Consideration in the Areas of Emergency Detention, Treatment of Minors, Involuntary Commitment, and Other Mental Health Issues (November 8, 2010).
  • Memo, Joint Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Counties Association proposal to create a Wisconsin Emergency Detention Collaboration Council and develop emergency detention process and outcome measures, from George Quinn and Matthew Stanford, Wisconsin Hospital Association, and Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf, Wisconsin Counties Association (December 6, 2010).
  • Handout, submitted by Committee Member Michael Bachhuber (December 3, 2010).
  • Memo, Making Parity Real:  Current legal barriers to accessing psychiatric care for older adults deemed incapacitated or incompetent, submitted by Colleen Erb, Amery Regional Behavioral Health Center (October 14, 2010).
November 15, 2010 (Legislative Council's
Large Conference Room, 1 East Main St., Ste. 401)
  • Memo No. 1, Potential Recommendations for the Committee's Consideration in the Areas of Emergency Detention, Treatment of Minors, Involuntary Commitment, and Other Mental Health Issues (November 8, 2010).
  • Handout, "Issues that need to be addressed," submitted by Committee Member Jon Berlin, MD (November 10, 2010).
  • Handout, Comments on Potential Recommendations for the Committee's Consideration, submitted by Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf, Senior Legislative Associate, Wisconsin Counties Association, and Bill Orth, President, Wisconsin County Human Services Association (November 15, 2010).
  • Handout, Milwaukee County Response on Proposed Chapter 51 Statutory Change, submitted by Geri Lyday, Interim-Director, Department of Health & Human Services, Milwaukee County (November 15, 2010).
October 4, 2010  Public Hearing
(Invited Speakers @ 10 a.m.; public testimony @ 1:30 p.m.)
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Directions to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Presentation, Transforming the Adult Mental Health Care Delivery System in Milwaukee County, by Rob Henken, Public Policy Forum (October 4, 2010).
  • Document, Wisconsin Hospital Association Behavioral Health Task Force White Paper (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Dr. Bill Topel, Director, Winnebago County Human Services Department (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Denise Johnson, Project Coordinator, AODA Services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Independence First (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, and Kathleen Pritchard, President and CEO, Planning Council for Health and Human Services, Inc. (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Lisa Clay Foley, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Deb DuFour, Representative, Washington County Human Services Department (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Jim Kubicek, Director of Crisis Services, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Lee R. Jones, Principal Assistant Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, Dan Baker, Director, TLS - Crisis Resource Center (October 4, 2010).
  • Testimony, George Quinn, Senior Vice President, and Matthew Stanford, Associate Counsel, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc. (October 4, 2010).
August 31, 2010 (412 East, State Capitol)
  • Ch. 51, State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act.
  • Ch. DHS 34, Emergency Mental Health Service Programs.
  • Staff Brief 10-01, Emergency Detention and the Treatment of Minors Under Wisconsin's Mental Health Statutes (August 24, 2010).
  • Study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, "Building Safer Communities: Improving Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness" (June 2010).
  • Testimony, John Easterday, Administrator, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Department of Health Services (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Dr. Kevin Kallas and Dr. Michael Hagan, Department of Corrections (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Susan Riseling, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police, University of Wisconsin-Madison (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf, Senior Legislative Associate, Wisconsin Counties Association (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Dr. Neal Blackburn, Director, Unified Services, Grant and Iowa Counties; past President, Wisconsin County Human Service Association (August 31, 2010).
  • Handout, Emergency Detention Medical Clearance Alternative Protocol (MCAP), submitted by Doug Pettit, Oregon Police Chief (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Lyn Malofsky, Director, Warmline, Inc. (August 31, 2010).
  • Testimony, Hugh J. Davis, Parent & Executive Director, Wisconsin Family Ties.