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Legislative Updates
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lawmakers consider emergency detention reforms »
January 21, Wisconsin Health News A new proposal would create a pilot program in western Wisconsin so law enforcement...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Senate acts on advance directives, suicide prevention proposals »
January 22, Wisconsin Health News The Senate approved bills on advance directives, suicide prevention and mental healt...
Monday, December 30, 2019
What Is APA Doing in the Nation's Capital? »
APA's Department of Government Relations has released its latest update on advocacy activities regarding the policies and...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Bill would pilot mental health program in Outagamie County schools »
December 18, Wisconsin Health News Lawmakers are considering a pilot program aimed at supporting school staff working...
Monday, December 16, 2019
Committee plans vote on emergency detention transportation bill »
December 12, Wisconsin Health News An Assembly committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make it clear...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Legislative & Political Update, December 2019 »
AJ Wilson & Greg Hubbard,  Hubbard Wilson Zelenkova LLC Legislative News The state legislature had its...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Seven More HOPE Bills Surface »
November 12, Wisconsin Health News Legislators are asking their colleagues to sponsor seven more bills that are part o...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Baldwin announces increased funding for farmers' mental health »
November 12, Wisconsin Health News Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., worked last month to amend a Senate appropriations bill...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Assembly plans to take up mental health vetoes »
November 6, Wisconsin Health News Republicans in the Assembly are hoping to vote Thursday on overriding Gov. Tony Ever...
Friday, November 1, 2019
WPA Legislative Update, Fall 2019 »
Jerry Halverson, MD, FACPsych, DFAPA WPA Legislative Chair As you may have heard, our long-time public affairs cou...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Assembly health committee signs off on suicide prevention training, other health bills »
October 31, Wisconsin Health News Lawmakers on the Assembly Committee on Health signed off on a slew of bills Wednesda...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
GOP leader asks for release of suicide prevention funds »
October 31, Wisconsin Health News A Republican Assembly leader wants the Department of Health Services to immediately...
Monday, October 14, 2019
HWZ to Provide Lobbying Services for WPA »
The Wisconsin Psychiatric Association is pleased to be partnering with Hubbard, Wilson & Zelenkova LLC (HWZ) for lobby...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention releases recommendations »
The Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention released its recommendations Wednesday, but a group of Democrats deemed the...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Committee approves more funding for child psychiatry consultation program »
August 28, Wisconsin Health News The Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families signe...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Republicans push mental health bills »
August 13, WTMJ Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are circulating a package of bills designed to improve access to me...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Budget would provide $15 million to HSHS Western Wisconsin to expand mental health bed capacity »
June 21, Wisconsin Health News Tucked into the state’s 2019-21 budget bill is $15 million that would head to two weste...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
WPA Legislative Update, June 2019 »
Eric Jensen, WPA Lobbyist It has been a busy time since our last Legislative Update in January… Governor Evers intr...
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Committee plans vote to expand child psychiatry consultation program »
June 5, Wisconsin Health News The lead author of a bill aiming to expand a child psychiatry consultation service said...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Suicide Prevention Task Force Begins Hearings »
April 29, Wisconsin Health News State health officials and advocates briefed lawmakers last week on how to support s...
Friday, January 11, 2019
WI Legislative Update, January 2019 »
Eric Jensen, Jensen Government Relations, LLC After what feels like a never-ending election cycle, the 2019-20 Session...
Friday, January 11, 2019
APA Legislative Update, January 2019 »
Amanda Chesley Blecha, Esq. Regional Field Director, State Government Affairs, American Psychiatric Association M...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
SGR Patch has Expired; Bill to Repeal SGR on Hold for U.S. Senate Vote »
WMS Medigram, April 2 The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization...