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
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
Reliability and Consistency of Aging and Disability Resource Center Functional Screening and Options Counseling

2015 Wisconsin Act 55

06/16/22
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
Report to the Legislature on Data Processing Projects

Wisconsin Stat. § 46.03(26)

The department shall submit a report each December 31 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), regarding the data processing projects under development. 

06/16/22
Quarterly Medicaid Letter

Wisconsin Stat. § 49.45(2n)

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
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
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
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
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
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
Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services State Plan

Wisconsin Stat. § 256.08

(a) By December 31, 1995, the department shall prepare a state emergency medical services plan. The plan shall include an identification of priorities for changes in the state emergency medical services system for the two years following preparation of the plan. In preparing the plan, the department shall review all statutes and rules that relate to emergency medical services and recommend in the plan any changes in those statutes and rules that the department considers appropriate. After initial preparation of the plan, the department shall keep the plan current and shall reorder priorities for changes in the state emergency medical services system, based on determinations of the board.

11/10/20

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Last Revised: June 16, 2022