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Notice of Change in Licensing Fee for Adult Family Homes

PDF Version of DQA 09-035  (PDF, 36 KB)

Date: July 30, 2009
To: Adult Family Homes AFH 35
From: Kevin Coughlin, Director
Bureau of Assisted Living

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

This memorandum outlines changes in the licensing fee structure for Adult Family Homes (AFHs) consistent with the enactment of the state budget bill, Wisconsin Act 28, that became effective June 29, 2009.

Section 1393 of Wisconsin Act 28 amended 50.033(2), Wis. Stats, to read (in part):

50.033(2) "The biennial licensure fee for a licensed adult family home is $171, except that the department may, by rule, increase the amount of the fee. The fee is payable to the county department under 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437, if the county department licenses the adult family home under sub. (1m)(b), and is payable to the department, on a schedule determined by the department if the department licenses the adult family home under sub. (1m)(b)."

Note that there is no additional "per resident" fee.

The Department of Health Services will implement the new biennial licensing fees on October 1, 2009.  The fees will apply to regularly scheduled license continuations and to new license applications. When continuations are due, AFHs will receive advance notice from the appropriate Bureau of Assisted Living regional office. This notice will reflect the new license fees.

Wisconsin Act 28 (2009) is available for review at the following website:  (exit DHS)

If you have any questions regarding licensing fees, please contact the Assisted Living Regional Director for your county:

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