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Lobbying Overview: Biennium and Related Issues

Biennium: 2017-2018 | 2015-2016 | 2013-2014 | 2011-2012

Assembly Bill 907 and Senate Bill 767

Relating to:
continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to provide instruction about drug abuse awareness and prevention; graduate training of psychiatric nurses; training materials for social services workers handling substance abuse-related cases; substance abuse counseling and modifying and creating administrative rules related to substance abuse counseling; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 920

Relating to:
employer groups for self-funded health care coverage. Continue reading

January 2018 Special Session

Assembly Bill 9 and Senate Bill 9 Relating to:
creation of a savings account program in the Medical Assistance program. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 885 and Senate Bill 770

Relating to:
Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan, reinsurance of health carriers, reallocating savings from health insurer fee, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 876 and Senate Bill 771

Relating to:
coverage of prescription eye drop refills. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 877

Relating to:
disclosures to the commissioner of insurance and other changes to the insurance laws, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 871 and Senate Bill 742

Relating to:
intensive care coordination program in the Medical Assistance program. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 798 and Senate Bill 670

Relating to:
direct primary care program for Medical Assistance recipients and direct primary care agreements. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 864 and Senate Bill 678

Relating to:
providing complementary and alternative health care practitioners with exemptions from practice protection laws, requirements and prohibitions for individuals who provide complementary and alternative health care services, and providing a penalty. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 863

Relating to:
video recording of surgical procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 633 and Senate Bill 548

Relating to:
establishing a palliative care council. (FE) Continue reading

Senate Bill 665

Relating to:
various changes to the worker’s compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker’s compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 766

Relating to:
a licensure exemption for sports medicine physicians licensed outside this state and granting rule-making authority. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 763 and Senate Bill 643

Relating to:
the practice of psychology, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 753 and Senate Bill 642

Relating to:
requiring coverage of dispensing of an extended supply of contraceptives. Continue reading

Senate Bill 575

Relating to:
the treatment of biological products for various purposes under the pharmacy practice law. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 681 and Senate Bill 587

Relating to:
prohibiting the sale of dextromethorphan without a prescription to persons under 18 and providing a penalty. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 680 and Senate Bill 576

Relating to:
pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 653 and Senate Bill 543

Relating to:
requiring facilities that perform mammography examinations to provide notice to certain patients regarding dense breast tissue and granting rule-making authority. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 638 and Senate Bill 535

Relating to:
an advisory council on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 598

Relating to:
eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 568 and Senate Bill 497

Relating to:
advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 556

Relating to:
creating an individual income tax deduction for certain income earned by an individual from the practice of psychiatry. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 541 and Senate Bill 449

Relating to:
funding for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and making an appropriation. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 538 and Senate Bill 445

Relating to:
transfer for emergency detention and warning of dangerousness. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 529 and Senate Bill 452

Relating to:
requirements for certain services covered under the Medical Assistance program. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 500 and Senate Bill 417

Relating to:
ratification of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 225 and Senate Bill 307

Relating to:
placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 462 and Senate Bill 381

Relating to:
complex rehabilitation technology for complex needs patients in the Medical Assistance program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 371 and Senate Bill 287

Relating to:
various changes to birth defect prevention and surveillance system. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 335 and Senate Bill 262

Relating to:
fentanyl analogs and providing a criminal penalty. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 247 and Senate Bill 169

Relating to:
going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 206 and Senate Bill 154

Relating to:
prohibiting performance of and funding or providing property for abortions and other services by certain employees and entities. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 308 and Senate Bill 235

Relating to:
the composition of the Council on Worker’s Compensation. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 293 and Senate Bill 242

Relating to:
communicable disease control and prevention funding. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 275 and Senate Bill 202

Relating to:
the prohibition against adults knowingly permitting or failing to take action to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol beverages by underage persons. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 260 and Senate Bill 232

Relating to:
physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services by a chiropractor; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Chiropractic Examining Board; and granting rule-making authority. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 128 and Senate Bill 81

Relating to:
prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 125 and Senate Bill 116

Relating to:
prescription order extensions for when a refill authorization cannot be obtained. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 96 and Senate Bill 209

Relating to:
supply and use of epinephrine auto-injectors by certain authorized individuals. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 78 and Senate Bill 48

Relating to:
lead service line replacements. (FE) Continue reading

Assembly Bill 69 and Senate Bill 84

 
(Society position updated Feb. 6, 2018 from “opposed” to “neutral.”)

Relating to:
access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 49 and Senate Bill 10

Relating to:
copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE) Continue reading

January 2017 Special Session

Assembly Bills 1-11 and Senate Bills 1-11 Continue reading