On December 7, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Act 140 which enacts recommendations made by WHA’s Behavioral Health Task Force to better define in statute hospitals’ and physicians’ roles in mental health emergencies. On March 23, from 12 noon – 12:45 p.m., WHA will offer a WHA member forum webinar focusing on the Act 140 changes entitled “New Wisconsin Emergency Detention Law: Regulatory Reforms Impacting EMTALA, Liability, and Disclosure.”
This webinar is complimentary for WHA hospital and corporate members, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit: www.whareg4.org/WIEmergencyDet. For content questions, contact Matthew Stanford at 608-274-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at email@example.com or 608-274-1820.
In addition, WHA has created a detailed summary of the new Act that is available in the WHA members only portal. The summaries are for WHA members only and will not be generally accessible on its website. Instead, they are posted to the WHA member portal, which can be found either at http://members.wha.org or by clicking on the “WHA Members Only” Icon on the www.wha.org website. Once in the WHA member portal, the summaries can be found in the dropdown menu under the “Legal Resources” tab. The member portal is a secure location and requires a first-time user to obtain a username and password. If you do not have a member account, go to http://members.wha.org and click on “Register” to create an account. If you have questions about how to register, contact Tammy Hribar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-274-1820.