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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules. A Brief Orientation on Wisconsin’s Public Health History, Statutes and Administrative Rules. Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules. Public Health : “Assuring conditions in which people can be healthy”.

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wisconsin statutes and administrative rules

Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

A Brief Orientation on Wisconsin’s Public Health History, Statutes and Administrative Rules

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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Public Health:

“Assuring conditions in which

people can be healthy”

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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Wisconsin’s Public Health History

  • 1848Wisconsin becomes a state
  • 1876 State Board of Health formed
  • 1883Communicable disease reports required
  • fromtownship health officer
  • 1913State health officer position created
  • 1929 County health departments authorized
  • 1993 Public health statutes revised
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WISCONSIN’S PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES
  • Public health statutes revised in 1993 WI ACT 27
  • Public Health statutes are consolidated into 6 chapters
    • Ch. 250 - Administration and Supervision
    • Ch. 251 - Local Health Officials
    • Ch. 252 - Communicable Disease
    • Ch. 253 - Maternal & Child Health
    • Ch. 254 - Environmental Health
    • Ch. 255 - Chronic Disease
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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Statutory Duties of

Local Boards of Health

  • Govern the local health department
  • Assure enforcement of state public
  • health statutes
  • Assure that the Local Health Department
  • is Level 1, 2 or 3
  • Adopt necessary regulations
  • Report to state health agency
  • Meet at least quarterly
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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Statutory Duties of

Local Boards of Health (cont.)

  • Assess public health needs
  • Advocate for reasonable and
    • necessary services
  • Develop policy
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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Statutory Duties of

Local Boards of Health (cont.)

  • Provide leadership that:
  • - fosters local involvement and commitment
  • - emphasizes public health needs
  • - advocates for equitable distribution of
  • public health resources and complementary
  • private activities commensurate with
  • public health needs
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251
  • Local Board of Health
    • Membership
        • Not more than 9 members
          • At least 3 members are not elected officials
          • “Good faith effort” to appoint a RN and a MD
          • Reflect diversity of the community
    • County human services board under 46.23 may act as a county board of health
        • If the County Human Services Board acts in this capacity, it shall use the word “health” in its title.
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251

Local Health Department Structure:

  • City Health Department
  • County Health Department
  • City/County Health Department
  • Multi-County Health Department
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251
  • Level of Health Departments:
    • Level I Health Department
      • Five Required Services of all Local Health Departments
        • Communicable Disease Surveillance
        • Generalized PH Nursing Program
        • Health Promotion
        • Disease Prevention
        • Human Health Hazard Prevention and Control
      • PLUS:
        • Full Time Health Officer
        • Board of Health
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251
  • Level of Health Departments:
    • Level II Health Department
      • Five Required Services (Level I ) Plus:
      • 7 programs or services that address at least 5 health priorities in the current state health plan
      • Health Officer with at least 3 years of supervisory experience in a full time position with a local health department
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251

Level of Health Departments:

Level III Health Department

  • Agent for the state Hotel & Restaurant Program
  • Agent for the state Tattoo & Body Piercing Program
  • 14 programs or services that address at least 7 health priorities in the current state health plan
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FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251

Level of Health Departments:

Level III Health Department - continued

  • Health Officer with a Masters degree in public health, public administration or similar field and 3 years of full time experience in a Public Health agency.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 16 graduate credits toward a master’s degree in public health, public administration … & 5 years of experience in a full time administrative position in a public health agency.
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CHAPTER 251 - continued
  • Local Health Officer
    • Qualifications
      • Based on education, experience and level of health department.
      • Full time employee
    • Duties
      • Administer local health department in accordance with statutes and rules
      • Enforce state public health statutes and rules
      • Enforce any regulations that the Board of Health adopts
      • Administer all funds
      • Appoint all necessary subordinate personnel
      • Investigate and supervise the sanitary conditions of all premises within the jurisdictional area of the local health department.
      • Have access to vital records.
      • Promote the spread of information as to the causes, nature and prevention of prevalent diseases
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CHAPTER 251 - continued
  • Local Health Department
    • Jurisdiction
      • Shall extend to the entire area represented by the governing body of the county, city, village or town.
      • Jurisdiction does not extend into cities, villages or towns that have local health departments.
      • No part of any expense incurred … by a county health department may be levied against any property within any city, village ot town that has a local health department….
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