Permanent Rules

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has received approval from the Governor to create, amend, or repeal the following administrative rules. The objectives of the rulemaking are defined in each Statement of Scope.


DHS 1, Uniform Fee System

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 1
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 121-15, Governor's approval 10/13/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Julie Anstett (DHS), John Tuohy (DCF), Susan Hurley (Outagamie County HHS), Andrea Sweeney (Green County HS), Rachel Morgan (Walworth County DHHS), Jean Schult (Marathon County DSS), Jason Hake (Portage County HHS), Heather Holcomb (Jackson County HHS.
Promulgation Status: Rule drafting 
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Barb Schneider (Rules Coordinator) 608-266-3057; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 38, Drug Testing for Participants in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program who are Able-Bodied Adults

Current Rule Text: none
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 109-15, Governor's approval 09/08/15
Promulgation Type: new rule
Advisory Committee: none
Promulgation Status: 

Proposed Rulemaking Order:  Final Proposed Rule Order
Department Contacts: Al Matano (Rules Coordinator) 608-267-6848; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 40, Mental Health Day Treatment Services for Children

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 40
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 085-15,  Governor's approval 08/17/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Julie Hueller (Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints Mental Health & Addiction Care), Kristi King-Nelson (Northwest Journey), Jody Pahlavan (Rogers Memorial Hospital), Isabela Sardas (Childynamics), Phyllis Greenburger (Disability Rights Wisconsin), Hugh Davis (Wisconsin Family Ties), Linda Hall (Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies), Jody Greenwell (Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin), Marcus Murphy (Family Service of Madison), Marianne Gernetzke (Crossroads Counseling Center), Kimberly Coronado (Self), Rob Kaminski (Self), Elizabeth Hudson (DHS).
Promulgation Status:  Rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Mike Derr (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-7704; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 62, Assessment of Drivers with Alcohol or Controlled Substance Problems

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 62
Statement of Scope:  Statement of Scope 092-16, Governor's approval 09/13/16
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: none
Promulgation Status: Rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contact: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 68, Support for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregivers

Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 68 
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 093-16, Governor's approval 09/13/16
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Jennifer Cummings (Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin), Lori Anderson (Department of Senior Services, Fond du Lac County), Kristy Malone (Wisconsin Tribal Aging Directors Association), Wendell Holt (Great Lakes Intertribal Council, Inc.), Jill Knight (Milwaukee County Department on Aging), Rob Gundermann (Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin), Lisa Wells (Eau Claire County ADRC), Brandy Craig (Iron County HS), Tom Hlavacek (Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Wisconsin).
Promulgation Status: 

  • Request for comments on economic impact: 03/17/17-03/27/17
  • Clearinghouse transmittal: 04/21/17
  • Public Hearing: 07/26/17 
  • The deadline for submitting comments was 07/31/17
  • Proposed Order submitted to Governor: 08/30/17

Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contact: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 78, Telecommunication Assistance Program (TAP)

Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 78
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 111-15, Governor's approval 09/14/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Terri Matenaer (Wisconsin Association of the Deaf ), John Kinstler (Hearing Loss Association of America), Joan Schneider (The Deaf-Blind Community/iCan Connect Program), Jeff Ritcher (Public Service Commission and Telecommunication Equipment Purchase Program), Dee Nash (Independent Living Centers), David Koch (Independent Living Centers), Laurie Flores (Hear Wisconsin Store), Jan Alexander (RM Communications), Juliette Sterkens (self).
Promulgation Status: 

  • Request for comments on economic impact: 12/27/16 - 01/10/17
  • Clearinghouse Transmittal: 02/06/17
  • Public Hearing: 05/15/17
  • The deadline for submitting public comments was 05/22/17
  • Proposed Order submitted to Governor: 06/07/17
  • Governor approved Proposed Order for submittal to Legislature: 08/28/17
  • Final Proposed Order submitted to Legislature: 09/12/17
  • Legislative Actions

Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contact: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 95, Control and Custody of Chapter 980, Wis. Stats., Patients.

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 95
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 070-17, Governor's approval 08/03/17
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: none
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Mike Derr (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-7704; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 105.17, Provider Certification, Personal Care Providers

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Current Rule Text: s. DHS 105.17
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 100-16, Governor's approval 10/07/16
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Amy Mlot (Society’s Assets, Inc.), Darci Knapp (Lori Knapp Inc. / WI Personal Services Association), Amy Weiss (Milwaukee Center for Independence – Home Care / Wisconsin Personal Services Association), Mary T. Haynor (Horizon Home Care and Hospice), Paula Becker (Dodge County HHS).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Pat Benesh (Rules Coordinator) 608-264-9896; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 118, Trauma Care

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 118
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 112-15, Governor's approval 09/16/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Steven Rush (Wisconsin Hospital Association), Kerry Swanson (St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville and Wisconsin Hospital Association), Ryan Neville (Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville and Wisconsin Hospital Association), Patty Hinderman (Upland Hills Health and Wisconsin Hospital Association), Marshall Beckman (State Trauma Advisory Council), Annette Bertelson (State Trauma Advisory Council), Cinda Werner (State of Wisconsin Certification Review Committee), Kelly Jung (State of Wisconsin Certification Review Committee), Gary Rowland (Aurora Lakeland Medical Center), Lacey Huset (Mayo Clinic Health System).
Promulgation Status:  rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 124, Hospitals

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 124
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 022-15, Governor's approval 02/20/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Matthew Stanford (Wisconsin Hospital Association), Chris Woleske (Bellin Health Oconto Hospital), Jeffry Lewis (Mental Health Center Waukesha County), Brad Manning (UW Health), Dan Loest (Agnesian Healthcare), Peter Stamas (St. Joseph’s Hospital), Margaret Malnory (Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Pat Benesh (Rules Coordinator) 608-264-9896; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 131, Hospices

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 131
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 109-16, Governor's approval 11/07/16
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Melanie Ramey (The Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin), Lynne Myers (Don and Marilyn Anderson Agrace Hospice Care Center), Karen Lacke Carrig (Rainbow Hospice).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Pat Benesh (Rules Coordinator) 608-264-9896; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 140, Required Services of Local Health Departments

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Current Rule: ch. DHS 140
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 075-15, Governor's approval 07/30/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Gina Egan (Vilas County HD), Sue Kunferman (Wood County HD), Doug Gieryn (Winnebago County HD), Mary Rosner (Marinette County HD), Janel Heinrich (Dane County HD),  Sarah Grosshuesch (Adams County HD), Sally Nusslock (West Allis HD), Katie Lepak (Cudahy HD), Lieske Giese (Eau Claire City/County HD), Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf (Government Affairs, Wisconsin Counties Association), Angie Hagy (City of Milwaukee HD).  
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order:
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 144, Immunization of Students

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 144
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 067-17, Governor's approval 07/26/17
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Louise Wilson (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction); James Conway (Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Julie Sager (DHS- Medicaid Program); Tina Sullivan (Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards); Ken Schellhase (Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians); Rebecca Wendel (Wisconsin Association of School Nurses); Bud Chumbley (Wisconsin Medical Society); Mary Haney (Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 145, Control of Communicable Diseases

Current Rule: ch. DHS 145
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 088-15, Governor's approval 08/15/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Mary Wedig (Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene–WEDSS ELR), Dan Lockwood (Aspirus Reference Laboratory), Sharon Reyzer (Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards), Darren Rausch (Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards), Christina M. Pacheco (Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center), Bette Carr (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction), Rebecca Breda (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association), Angela Tonozzi (Aurora Health Systems), James H. Conway (Wisconsin Medical Society), Juzell (Joey) Pettis (Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council).
Promulgation Status: 

  • Request for comments on economic impact: 01/23/17-02/06/17
  • Clearinghouse Transmittal 03/13/17
  • Public Hearing: May 15, 2017
  • The deadline for submitting public comments was 05/22/17
  • Proposed Order submitted to Governor: 06/15/17

Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 146, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 146
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 071-17, Governor's approval 08/15/15
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Louise Wilson (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction); James Conway (Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Julie Sager (DHS- Medicaid Program); Tina Sullivan (Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards); Ken Schellhase (Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians); Rebecca Wendel (Wisconsin Association of School Nurses); Bud Chumbley (Wisconsin Medical Society); Mary Haney (Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations:

Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 149, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 149
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 104-17, Governor's approval 09/19/17
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Michelle Kussow (Wisconsin Grocers’ Association), Evelyn Agosto (Emprexel LLC), Ghassan Jaber (SD Services LTD), LuAnne Bleiler (Meijer Corp.), Tanya Miske (Festival Foods), Nick Hansen (Hansens IGA), Cameron Birch (Walgreens), Karla Arzate (Lomeli Butcher Shop), Jan Nichols (Hy-Vee).
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 157, Radiation Protection

Current Rule: ch. DHS 157
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 015-14, Governor's approval 02/24/14
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: Robert G. Kochran (self), Christopher Kessler (self), Randall Kruger (self), Robert Yoss (self), Charles Wilson (self), Susan Sanson (Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists), Mara Brooks (Wisconsin Dental Association), John Murray (Wisconsin Chiropractic Association), Mark Grapentine (Wisconsin Medical Society), Laura Leitch (Wisconsin Hospital Association), Eric Bott (Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce), Victor Goretzky (self), Sharron Daly (self), Michael Blumenfeld (self), Jerry Wiza (self), Greg Owens (self), Mary Ellen Jafari (self), Alan Daus (self), Becky Kitchen (self), John Weiss (self), David P. Tebo (self), Terry Wallender (self), Larry Schneider (self).
Promulgation Status: 

  • Request for comments on economic impact: 09/26/16-10/17/16
  • Clearinghouse Transmittal 11/30/16
  • Public Hearing: 02/08/17
  • The deadline for submitting public comments was 02/22/17
  • Proposed Order submitted to Governor: 03/23/17
  • Governor approved Proposed Order for submission to Legislature: 08/10/17
  • Final Proposed Order submitted to Legislature: 08/21/17
  • Legislative Actions

Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Public Comments: 
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.


DHS 181, Reporting of Blood Lead Test Results

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Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 181
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 091-17, Governor's approval 08/31/17
Promulgation Type: proposed amendments
Advisory Committee: none
Promulgation Status: rule drafting
Notices/Solicitations: none
Proposed Rulemaking Order: none
Department Contacts: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608 267-3561; Davis Ciotola (Rules Manager) 608-266-1279
Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents are also available through the State Legislature's administrative rule website.

Last Revised: January 4, 2018