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From Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Members of the Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia plan to introduce a series of 10 bills, dubbed “Wisconsin Cares,” in coming days, aimed at addressing the growing issue of Alzheimer’s and other dementias among Wisconsin’s population. According to the task force chair, Rep. Mike Rohkaste, dementia […]
Since the Bureau of Assisted Living has implemented the centralization of initial licensing and Change of Ownership, WALA has been hearing from providers the experience of longer delays in getting licensed. The BAL heard this as well through group meetings such as the Assisted Living Summit and the AL Forum and has developed proposals to speed up […]
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Two Democratic state lawmakers have drafted a bill that would require the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop alternative non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) programs in Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Pepin, Racine, Rock, Trempealeau, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. According to the bill authors, Rep. […]
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The state Assembly last week approved a bill to expand Family Care and IRIS programs to Rock County by July 1, 2016. The Assembly passed Assembly Bill 453 last week Tuesday via voice vote. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it awaits scheduling for a floor vote in […]
The Bureau of Assisted Living was held via Adobe Connect yesterday, January 12. Alfred Johnson, Director of the Bureau of Assisted Living started off the meeting with some announcements, including an announcement of the online license continuation system. Providers using this system will get an email notification that their license renewal fee is due and will be […]