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.

Titlesort descending Mandate Published Date
Annual Report to the Governor of Activities Relating to Substance Abuse

Wisconsin Stat. § 51.45(4)(p)

Submit to the governor or the state health planning and development agency under P.L. 93-641, as amended, an annual report covering the activities of the department relating to treatment of alcoholism.

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
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
Birth to 3 Program State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report

Wisconsin Stat. § 51.44(5)(c)

51.44(5)(c).  Annually, submit to the chief clerk of each house of the Legislature for distribution to the Legislature under s. 13.172(2) a report on the department's progress toward full implementation of the program under this section, including the progress of counties in implementing goals for participation in 5th-year requirements under 20 USC 1476.

10/01/21
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
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
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
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
Gifts, Grants, Bequests, or Devises Report

Wisconsin Stat. § 20.907(1m)

Reporting. State agencies shall, by December 1 annually, submit a report to the joint committee on finance and the department of administration on expenditures made by the agency during the preceding fiscal year from nonfederal funds received as gifts, grants, bequests or devises.

06/16/22
HOPELINE Annual Report to the Legislature on Suicide Prevention Activities

Wisconsin Stat. § 13.10

​DHS to provide an annual report to the Legislature regarding suicide prevention activities in the state, including the information received from the HOPELINE suicide prevention services grant recipient. 

02/02/22
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
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
Medicaid Dental Pilot Program Evaluation

Wisconsin Stat. § 2.49.45(24k)(c)

No later than January 1, 2020, and biennially thereafter, that the Department submit to JFC, the chief clerks’  offices and to the health or public benefits committees a report that identifies the number of MA members who received services under the pilot program, an estimate of the potential reduction in health care costs and ER visits due to the pilot program, the feasibility of continuing the pilot project and expanding in specific areas of the state or statewide, the amount of money distributed under the project and an explanation if not all funds were distributed, and an analysis of Medicaid member populations who received services under the pilot program and populations who were not enrolled but who may benefit from participation.

05/09/22
Medicaid Prior Authorization Policy for Buprenorphine-Containing Products for Medication-Assisted Treatment

Wisconsin Stat. § 49.45(29z)

Buprenorphine prior authorization review. The department shall review its prior authorization policy on buprenorphine-containing products provided to Medical Assistance program recipients. On the first day of the 7th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], and every 6 months thereafter, the department shall submit to the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health under s. 13.172 (3) a report describing the department's findings on the prior authorization policy on buprenorphine-containing products and its progress on eliminating prior authorization requirements for buprenorphine-containing products in populations where removal of prior authorization is appropriate.

06/16/22
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Programs Provided by Wisconsin Counties and Regions–Summary Report

2013 Act 251

Section 1. 51.42 (7) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
51.42 (7) (d) By January 1, 2015, and by January 1 of each odd-numbered year thereafter, the department shall submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) a report that describes mental health services and programs provided by counties and regions comprised of multiple counties.

 

06/16/22
Minority Health Report, Advancing Health Equity in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Stat. 250.20(2)(g)

Health disparities reduction or elimination. Submit a biennial report on the activities of the department under this section that includes recommendations on program policies, procedures, practices and services affecting the health status of economically disadvantaged minority group members, to the appropriate standing committees under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(3) and to the governor.

06/15/22
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
Non-Statutory Provision of 2017 Wis. Act 178 Cost Estimate of an Independent Study

2017 WISCONSIN ACT 178

SECTION 2.0Nonstatutory provisions.
(1)  By the date the department of health services makes its initial report under section 47.05 (4) (b) of the statutes, the department of health services shall submit a report to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes on the feasibility, including a cost estimate, of conducting an independent study regarding the impact that the Employment First initiative under section 47.05 of the statutes and the corresponding prioritization of competitive integrated employment has had on the expansion or reduction in access to allowable services, the quality of life, levels of community integration, and overall satisfaction of persons with disabilities in this state.

10/08/21
Opioid and Methamphetamine Treatment Programs Progress Report to Legislature

2013 Wisconsin Act 195

By the first day of the 24th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection, April 8, 2014, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance and to the appropriate standing committees under Wis. Stat. § 13.172(3) a progress report on the outcomes of the program under this section.

Section 1. 20.435(5)(bc) of the statutes is amended to read: Grants for community programs. The amounts in the schedule for grants for...opioid treatment programs under Wis. Stat. § 51.422.

05/12/22

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Last Revised: June 16, 2022