IRIS - What's New

IRIS Transition for Dane County

Dane County is Wisconsin's 71st county to implement Family Care and IRIS. The state and county are committed to preserving and enhancing the long-term care services valued in Dane County, and this transition will allow about 500 people currently on a wait list to have access to needed services. Learn more about the Family Care and IRIS transition for Dane County.

Adams County IRIS Expansion Update

The solicitation for Family Care services in Adams County has been challenged and is under judicial review. The Department of Health Services (DHS) may not proceed with the Family Care or IRIS expansions into Adams County until the judicial review has concluded. DHS anticipates that review will conclude mid-January of 2018.

In the interim, DHS will work with Adams County to ensure that services continue for those currently enrolled in the legacy waiver programs. DHS will notify the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) when the judicial review is completed. 

IRIS 40-Hour Health and Safety Policy

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has revised the 40-Hour Health and Safety Assurance Policy related to the number of hours a caregiver may work for a participant in the IRIS program.  The intention is to ensure the health and safety of IRIS participants, as well as caregivers, while protecting the integrity of self-direction and the IRIS program.  

It is important to remember that this policy, as revised, does not reduce the hours of care granted to an IRIS participant.

Last Revised: October 18, 2017