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  • Client Rights: Your Right to Confidential Treatment

    … confidential when you receive developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. Read Confidentiality Explained Laws Wisconsin law covers your treatment confidentiality: Wis. Stat. § 51.30—Records Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 92—Confidentiality … is the one that most protects your rights. Penalties There are penalties for facilities that break confidentiality. Disclosing confidential information: Civil penalties For giving out …
    • Updated on April 11, 2022.
  • Update to Treatment of Tax Credits and Refunds

    … and FoodShare programs. In addition, this memo announces changes and clarifications to the treatment of federal income tax refunds and other income tax credits for these programs. …
    • Updated on December 16, 2022.
  • Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS)

    … The Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS) manages and supports seven care and treatment facilities for people living with psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities, … community mental health and substance use services, community mental health and substance use treatment services for people in the criminal justice system, and the protection of client rights …
    • Updated on April 24, 2023.
  • Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Includes Wisconsin

    … (FDA), and local health departments are involved in an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium.  Current public health data indicates that pre-packaged salad … produced by BrightFarms, Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois are the source of a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak in Wisconsin and Illinois. Nine people are infected with one hospitalization (four in … department . Specific advice for consumers, restaurants, and retailers can be found on the CDC outbreak website or the DHS Outbreaks and Investigations webpage . …
    • Updated on July 19, 2021.
  • Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1

    … The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is launching a new service March 1 that will help connect people with available vaccine. The …
    • Updated on March 15, 2023.
  • Aging Office Contact for Washington County

    … Tammy Anderson, Director ADRC of Washington County 333 East Washington St., #1000 West Bend, WI 53095 262-335-4497 262-335-4717 Fax …
    • Updated on November 22, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Admitting Minors to Inpatient Treatment

    … for admitting children to inpatient developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. We provide general guidance below on these rules. This guidance is not legal advice. May a child agree to inpatient treatment without a parent or legal guardian’s consent? Developmental disability If the child needs inpatient treatment for a developmental disability, they may not agree to it without a parent or legal …
    • Updated on April 08, 2022.
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

    … Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a public health approach to getting early intervention and treatment services to people with substance use disorders. It also helps those at risk of having these disorders.  Primary care centers, emergency rooms, and other treatment settings use SBIRT with at-risk substance users. The goal is to step in before …
    • Updated on April 13, 2023.
  • Wisconsin Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments

    … announced today that Wisconsin has received the first allocation of oral antiviral COVID-19 treatments molnupiravir and Paxlovid to treat patients diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. … serious illness or hospitalization from COVID-19. Wisconsinites who may be eligible for these treatments should talk with their health care provider. “While these new antiviral pills may help … take certain medications, and molnupiravir can be for adults over 18 who are not pregnant or breast feeding. Both antiviral pills are intended for people who are at risk of developing severe …
    • Updated on January 05, 2022.
  • Dose of Reality: Opioids Treatment and Recovery

    … Opioid use disorder can be a struggle when you feel you are alone. However, there are treatment programs and recovery supports available that can make health and wellness possible for … what health and wellness means for people with different experiences. Learn more about these treatment programs and recovery supports and connect with a provider to discuss which options may … Until you (or someone you love) is ready to get help, it is important to know that there are things you can do to keep yourself safe. Following a few tips for safer use can help you and the …
    • Updated on May 18, 2023.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Washington County

    … ADRC of Washington County Phone: 877-306-3030 TTY/TDD/Relay: Email: Office Location: 333 E. Washington St., Suite 1000 West Bend, WI 53095 …
    • Updated on November 03, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Releasing Minors from Inpatient Treatment

    … for releasing children who receive developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. We provide general guidance below on these rules. This guidance is not legal advice. When can a child be discharged? Any child who admits themselves to inpatient treatment can ask to leave. They must do so in writing . There are exceptions: Under age 14: … the child’s release if they received developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. Ages 14-17: Only the parent or legal guardian can request release if the child …
    • Updated on April 04, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Giving Medicine to Minors Receiving Treatment

    … medicine to children who receive developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. We provide guidance below on these rules. This is not legal advice. Can a child … Wis. Admin Code § DHS 94.09(4) Can a child consent to a medicine when they’re receiving treatment but don’t have an involuntary medicine order? If the child is being treated without …
    • Updated on April 04, 2022.
  • Changes to the Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Program

    … The Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Assistance Program (WTBTAP) is designed to encourage and support TB clients through the completion of TB treatment by providing funding to purchase treatment assistance aids. WTBTAP guidance for local health departments with list of allowable TB …
    • Updated on November 29, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Washington County Residential Care Options

    … There's also a Glossary for Assisted Living Directories that helps define complex terms. Washington County assisted living facility directories Washington County Adult Family Homes Statewide Adult Family Homes Washington County Community-Based Residential Facilities Statewide Community-Based Residential …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Breastfeeding Initiatives

    … Human milk feeding alone is the ideal form of nutrition from birth. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for infant growth, immunity, and development. It can … against a range of chronic diseases, like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Breastfeeding contributes to economic benefits for families, health care systems, workplaces, and …
    • Updated on January 31, 2023.
Last revised June 3, 2023