Wisconsin Group Insurance Board

On June 30, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds Group Insurance Board held a meeting. This Board sets policy and oversees administration of the group health, life insurance and Income Continuation Insurance plans for state employees and retirees and the group health and life insurance plans for local employers who choose to offer […]

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News Conference: DHS Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children

On June 21, 2022 Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) experts answered questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months through 5 years old. Speakers include: Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases Dr. Smriti Khare, pediatrician and chief mental and behavioral health […]

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Wisconsin Health News: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

On June 14, 2022, Wisconsin Health News hosted a panel conversation on the opioid crisis, where panelists dug into the issues around drug overdose death in Wisconsin. They discussed issues related to state and local governments seeing hundreds of millions of dollars through settlements with drugmakers, distributors and others over their alleged role in fueling […]

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Wisconsin Council on Mental Health: Legislative and Policy Committee

On June 9, 2022, Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (WCHM) held a meeting of their Legislative and Policy Committee (LPC). Agenda: Call the LPC Meeting to Order Department of Health Services Updates Legislative and Policy Committee Housekeeping Legislative and Policy Updates, Discussion, and Action Agenda Items for the July 14th meeting Committee Meeting Adjourn

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Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules

On June 8, 2022, the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules held a public hearing followed by an executive session on the following items: EmR 2201 (Extension Request): Employment and entrepreneurship (EE) grants transition program (DVA) EmR 2202 (Extension Request): Home inspections and home inspector education (DSPS) EmR 2128 (Extension Request): Supervision of physical […]

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