FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2017
Contact:
Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: DHS to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Rule for Drug Testing Able-Bodied Adults Participating in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Helping more people get healthy, enter workforce

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2017, to propose an order to create a new rule relating to drug testing for participants in the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program who are able-bodied adults. The proposed rule is part of the policy amendments included in 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 and supports Governor Scott Walker’s efforts to help people move from government dependence to true independence.

The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:

Brown County Library  ̶  Central Library
Auditorium
515 Pine St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

The hearing will be broadcasted live online. Due to the possibility of technical difficulties associated with a live broadcast, the full video of the hearing will be made available on the DHS website after the hearing.

Public comments will be accepted through August 28, 2017. Comments may be submitted through the following methods:

  • Going to the DHS website to view the options to submit comments for DHS 38 Drug Testing for Participants in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program who are Able-Bodied Adults 
  • Using the Wisconsin Legislature’s website
  • Writing to:
    Wisconsin Medicaid Program
    Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    1 W. Wilson St.
    Madison, WI 53703

More information about the proposed rule, including the current version of the rule text, is available on the DHS website.