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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


Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules1

Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules

Public Health:

“Assuring conditions in which

peoplecan 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


Wisconsin s public health statutes

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


Focus on chapter 251

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.


Focus on chapter 2511

FOCUS ON CHAPTER 251

Local Health Department Structure:

  • City Health Department

  • County Health Department

  • City/County Health Department

  • Multi-County Health Department


Focus on chapter 2512

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


Focus on chapter 2513

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


Focus on chapter 2514

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


Focus on chapter 2515

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.


Chapter 251 continued

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


Chapter 251 continued1

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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