Statutorily Required Reports

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is statutorily required to provide one-time, quarterly, annual, and biennial reports on behalf of the agency. DHS is required to provide these reports and information to the legislature and governor.

Title Mandate Published Date
Report on the Success of the Statewide Immunization Program

Wisconsin Stat. § 252.04(11)

Annually, by July 1, the department shall submit a report to the legislature under § 13.172(3) on the success of the statewide immunization program under this section.

08/04/22
Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center Reports

Wisconsin Stat. § 153.05(2m)(c)

(c)  By April 1, annually, the secretary of health and family services shall submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(2), a report concerning the content and number of reports and currency of information and reports generated in the previous calendar year by the entity under contract under § 153.05 (2m).

07/20/22
Wisconsin Birth Defect Prevention and Surveillance Program Report to the Legislature

Wisconsin Stat. § 253.12(4)(d)

Beginning April 1, 2002, and biennially thereafter, submit to the appropriate standing committees under  s. 13.172 (3) a report that details the effectiveness, utilization and progress of the registry established under sub. (3) (a) 1.

07/20/22
Wisconsin Diabetes Action Plan Report to the State Legislature

Wisconsin Stat. § 255.085

(1)  The department shall, in consultation with the department of employee trust funds, develop and implement a plan to reduce the incidence of diabetes in Wisconsin, improve diabetes care, and control complications associated with diabetes. The department may also consult with the department of public instruction and the department of corrections in developing a plan under this section.

(2) By January 1, 2021, and biennially thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under § 13.172(2)

07/18/22
Tobacco Use Cessation: Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature

Wisconsin Stat. § 255.15(4)

(4) Reports. Not later than April 15, 2002, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution under § 13.172 (2) a report that evaluates the success of the grant program under sub. (3). The report shall specify the number of grants awarded during the immediately preceding fiscal year and the purpose for which each grant was made. The report shall also specify donations and grants accepted by the department under sub. (5).

07/13/22
Newborn Hearing

Wisconsin Stat. § 253.115

"Beginning July 1, 2002, the department shall annually collect information from hospitals for the previous calendar year concerning the numbers of deliveries in each hospital and the availability in each hospital of a newborn hearing screening program. From this information, by July 31, 2003, and annually thereafter, the department shall determine the percentage of deliveries in this state that are performed in hospitals that have newborn hearing screening programs...."

06/24/22
Biennial Report on the Status of Readiness for Health Emergencies in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Stat. 250.03(3)(b)

Biennially, after first consulting with the adjutant general, local health departments, health care providers, as defined in § 146.81(1)(a) to (p), and law enforcement agencies, as defined in § 165.77(1)(b), the department shall submit to the legislature under § 13.172(2) and to the governor a report on the preparedness of the public health system to address public health emergencies.

06/24/22
Environmental Impact Report

Wisconsin Stat. § 1.11(2)(j)

Annually, no later than September 15, submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), including the number of proposed actions for which the agency conducted an assessment of whether an impact statement was required under par. (c) and the number of impact statements prepared under par. (c).

06/16/22
Report on Relocations and Diversions from Institutions

Wisconsin Stat. § 51.06(8)(b)

(a) In this subsection: 1. “Intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities” has the meaning given in 42 USC 1396d (d). 2. “Medical assistance programs” has the meaning given in Wis. Stat. § 49.43 (8). 3. “Nursing home” has the meaning given in Wis. Stat. § 50.01(3). (b) Annually by October 1, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(3) a report that includes information collected from the previous fiscal year on the relocation or diversion of individuals who are Medical Assistance eligibles or recipients from nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and state centers for the developmentally disabled.

06/16/22
Impact of CIP 1A on State Employees

Wisconsin Stat. § 46.275(5m)

By March 1 of each year, the department shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(3), describing the program's impact during the preceding calendar year on state employees, including the department's efforts to redeploy employees into vacant positions and the number of employees laid off

06/16/22
Report on Family Care Enrollees Admitted to Mental Health Institutes

Gov Veto Act 20

One-time mandate due June 30, 2015. DHS is directed by the Governor in his veto message to: 1) analyze the factors that contribute to impediments in providing appropriate, patient-centered and coordinated treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health, behavioral health and long-term care needs, including an insufficient number of placement options and to recommend options for addressing these factors, including the role of the department's mental health institutes and centers for the developmentally disabled; and 2) review and recommend organizational changes to improve the development and implementation of policies to better address the needs of individuals with mental and behavioral health needs in the state's long-term care delivery systems.

06/16/22
Report on Physical Medicine Alternatives to Pharmacological Treatment of Low Back Pain

2017 Wisconsin Act 59

(4g) Physical Medicine Pilot Program (c) Report. No later than April 1, 2018, the department shall submit a report of the study and the proposal for the pilot program under paragraph (b) to the legislature under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(2). The department may not implement the pilot program under paragraph (b) unless the legislature directs or explicitly authorizes the department to implement the pilot program.

06/16/22
Report on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Prisons and Jails

2019 Act 119

(2) Proposal for availability of medication-assisted treatment; report. The department of health services shall, using the results of the study under sub. (1) and after consulting with the department of corrections, develop a proposal to implement, or identify county officials to implement, a pilot project to make available in at least one prison or county jail all medications for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder that are approved by the federal food and drug administration.

06/16/22
Community Options Program (COP) Waiver and Report to the Legislature

Wisconsin Stat. § 46.27(11g)

Beginning January 1, 1997, and every January 1 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance and to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3), summarizing the data collected for the state and for individual counties under the program in the calendar year ending immediately before the preceding calendar year.

06/16/22
Cost to Certain Prevailing Parties Report

Wisconsin Stat. § 814.245(10)

Each state agency that is ordered to pay costs under this section or that recovers costs under sub. (11) shall report annually, as soon as is practicable after June 30, to the presiding officer of each house of the legislature the number, nature and amounts awarded, the claims involved in the action in which the costs were incurred, the costs recovered under sub. (11) and any other relevant information to aid the legislature in evaluating the effect of this section.

06/16/22
Annual Report to the Legislature on the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO)

Wisconsin Stat. § 153.05(2s)

(2s) Annually, the department of health services and the department of employee trust funds shall jointly prepare and submit under s. 13.172 (3) to standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health issues a report on the activities of the data organization under this chapter.

06/16/22
Hunger Report

Wisconsin Stat. §§ 49.76(4) and (5)

(4) Develop an annual plan that documents areas of hunger and populations experiencing hunger within this state and that recommends strategies and state and federal policy changes to address hunger in these areas and populations.
(5) Submit, by December 31 annually, the plan developed under sub. (4) to the governor, superintendent of public instruction and the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).​

06/16/22
Dementia Crisis Unit Pilot Proposal

2015 Wisconsin Act 272

Before November 1, 2016, the department shall prepare a proposal for one or more pilot programs for coalitions of 2 or more counties to create dementia crisis units. The department shall submit the proposal under this paragraph to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health, aging and long−term care, or mental health issues under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes.

06/16/22
Orders for Protectively Placed Individuals Report

Wisconsin Stat. § 55.14(12)

The department shall annually submit to the legislature under s. 13.172(2) a report regarding orders under this section.

06/16/22
Class A Violations for Nursing Homes and FDDS

Wisconsin Stat. § 50.04(5)(fr), Wis. Act. 237

As defined by s. 50.04(4)(b)(1), a Class A violation is “a violation of this subchapter or of the rules promulgated thereunder which creates a condition or occurrence relating to the operation and maintenance of a nursing home presenting a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm to a resident will result therefrom.”

06/16/22

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Last Revised: June 16, 2022