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WiAHC Legislative Tracker: End of Session Edition

March 25, 2022 10:17 AM | WiAHC Office

The WiAHC Legislative Bill Tracker lists and allows members to follow and learn more about the bills WiAHC lobbied on and monitored during the 2021-22 legislative session, which came to an end earlier this month. The Bill Tracker, which you can find below, includes the bill number, a brief description of the bill, its status, and WiAHC’s position on the proposal.

  • Bill: Assembly Bill 215 / Senate Bill 230
  • Description: Relating to visitation of a long-term care facility resident or hospital patient by an essential visitor or member of the clergy.
  • Status: AB 215 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee. SB 230 was introduced and referred to the Senate Human Services, Children, and Families Committee. Failed to pass this session.
  • WiAHC Position: Support
  • Bill: Assembly Bill 679 / Senate Bill 687
  • Description: Relating to hospital services provided in a home setting.
  • Status: AB 679 was passed by the full Assembly and Senate. The governor has signed the bill into law as 2021 WI Act 208.
  • WiAHC Position: Currently Neutral/Actively Monitoring
  • Bill: Assembly Bill 718 / Senate Bill 753
  • Description: Relating to prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs (“white bagging” legislation).
  • Status: AB 718 was referred to the Assembly Health Committee and received a public hearing on 02/16/22. SB 753 was referred to the Senate Insurance, Licensing and Forestry and received a public hearing on 01/20/22. Failed to pass this session.
  • WiAHC Position: Support
  • Bill: Assembly Bill 729 / Senate Bill 700
  • Description: Relating to modifying administrative rules related to home health agencies.
  • Status: AB 729 was passed by the full Assembly on 02/23/22. SB 700 was referred to the Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee and received a public hearing on 01/13/22. Failed to pass this session.
  • WiAHC Position: Support
  • Bill: Assembly Bill 960/ Senate Bill 970
  • Description: Increases criminal penalties for battery or threat to a health care provider or staff member of a health care facility.
  • Status: AB 960 was passed by the full Assembly and Senate. The governor has signed the bill into law as 2021 WI Act 209.
  • WiAHC Position: Support
  • Bill: Assembly Bill 1030/ Senate Bill 999
  • Description: Medical Assistance program coverage of home health services or products provided outside the home.
  • Status: AB 1030 was passed by the full Assembly and Senate. The bill will now be sent to the governor for his signature or veto.
  • WiAHC Position: Support
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