WHA Prepares Additional Summaries of New Laws; Will Discuss Recent Legislation at May 2 Webinar

New summaries of recently enacted laws from 2017-18 legislative session now available

April 20, 2018

The WHA legal and government relations teams have prepared for WHA members additional summaries of recently enacted state legislation that could impact Wisconsin’s hospitals and health systems. Among the new laws for which WHA staff has prepared summaries are the following:

  • Act 143: School Safety Plan - Statutory Reporting Obligation of Threats of Serious and Imminent Threat to School Safety,
  • Act 201: Mammography Requirement to Provide Notice of Dense Breast Tissue, and
  • Acts Related to Pharmacy Practice (Acts 18, 19, 25, 42, 149 & 160).

These new summaries join the list of summaries of laws from the 2017-18 legislative session that WHA has already prepared, including summaries of Act 140 (“Emergency Detention Liability, Disclosure, and EMTALA-Related Clarifications and Reforms”), Act 135 (“Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact”), and a regulatory update on the status of computerized provider order entry (“CPOE”) reporting under federal programs involving the meaningful use of electronic health record technology.

WHA’s legislative and regulatory summaries are for WHA members only and will not be generally accessible on the WHA website. The summaries are posted in the member’s portal, which is accessible by clicking the “WHA Members Only” icon on the home page at wha.org. Once in the WHA member portal, the summaries can be found in the dropdown menu under the “Legal Resources” tab. This section of WHA’s website 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 any questions about how to register, contact Tammy Hribar at thribar@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

Register now for May 2 webinar on recently enacted Wisconsin laws

In addition, on May 2, WHA staff will be presenting a complementary webinar for members that provides an overview of such recently enacted legislation from the 2017-18 Wisconsin legislative session that could impact hospitals and health systems. For more information and to register for the webinar, go to www.whareg4.org/LegSession2018.

For additional information, contact Andrew Brenton, WHA assistant general counsel, abrenton@wha.org, or Matthew Stanford, WHA general counsel, at mstanford@wha.org, or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the April 20, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter