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Notice of Implementation
 of Revisit Fee

PDF Version of 09-043  (PDF, 44 KB)

Date: November 4, 2009
To: Adult Day Care ADC 12
Adult Family Homes AFH 14
Community Based Residential Facilities CBRF 21
Residential Care Apartment Complexes RCAC 15
From: Kevin Coughlin, Director
Bureau of Assisted Living
Via:

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Notice of Implementation of Revisit Fee

This memorandum outlines the implementation of an inspection (revisit) fee assessment for Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs), Adult Family Homes (AFHs), Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs), and Adult Day Cares (ADCs), consistent with the enactment of the state budget bill, Wisconsin Act 28, which became effective June 29, 2009.

CBRFs

Section 50.03(5g)(cm), Wisconsin Statutes, was created to read: "If the department imposes a sanction on or takes other enforcement action against a community-based residential facility for a violation of this subchapter or rules promulgated under it, and the department subsequently conducts an on-site inspection of the community-based residential facility to review the community-based residential facility's action to correct the violation, the department may impose a $200 inspection fee on the community-based residential facility."

AFHs

Section 50.033(3), Wisconsin Statutes, is amended to read in part: "...If the department or the licensing county department finds that a person is violating this section or the rules under s. 50.02 (2) (am) 2., the department or the licensing county department may institute an action under sub. (5)

If the department takes enforcement action against an adult family home for violating this section or rules promulgated under s. 50.02 (2) (am) 2., and the department subsequently conducts an on-site inspection of the adult family home to review the adult family home's action to correct the violation, the department may impose a $200 inspection fee on the adult family home."

RCACs

Section 50.034(10), Wisconsin Statutes, was created to read: "INSPECTION FEE. If the department takes enforcement action against a residential care apartment complex for a violation of this section or rules promulgated under sub. (2), and the department subsequently conducts an on-site inspection of the residential care apartment complex to review the residential care apartment complex's action to correct the violation, the department may impose a $200 inspection fee on the residential care apartment complex."

ADCs

Section 49.45(47)(e) of the statutes is created to read: "(e) If the department takes enforcement action against an adult day care center for violating a certification requirement established under s. 49.45 (2) (a) 11., and the department subsequently conducts an on-site inspection of the adult day care center to review the adult day care center's action to correct the violation, the department may impose a $200 inspection fee on the adult day care center."

The Division of Quality Assurance will begin assessing an inspection (revisit) fee of $200 against CBRFs, AFHs, RCACs, and ADCs for any enforcement action taken on or after December 1, 2009 when an on-site inspection (revisit) is conducted. Examples of enforcement action include: Forfeitures, No New Admit Orders, Comply with Department Orders, Special Orders. 

Additional information concerning the enforcement process can be found in the Division of Quality Assurance's "Guidelines for Assisted Living Enforcement" at the following website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p6/p63200.pdf

If you have any additional questions concerning the imposition of revisit fees, please contact your Assisted Living Regional Director: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_DSL/Contacts/alsreglmap.htm

 

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