2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 655. Health care liability and injured patients and families compensation.
655.61(1)(1) The mediation fund created under s. 655.68 shall be financed from fees charged to health care providers. The director of state courts shall, by February 1 annually, determine the revenues needed for the operation of the mediation system during the succeeding fiscal year and inform the board of governors of that amount. The director of state courts shall also inform the board of governors of the number of requests for mediation involving each type of health care provider set out in s. 655.002 for the most recent fiscal year for which statistics are available. The board of governors shall, by rule, set fees to charge health care providers at a level sufficient to provide the necessary revenue.
655.61(1m)(1m) Notwithstanding sub. (1), the board of governors may exempt any type of health care provider set out in s. 655.002 from payment of the annual fee based on a low number of requests for mediation involving that type of health care provider.
655.61(2)(2) The annual fees under sub. (1) shall be collected in a manner prescribed by rule of the commissioner. The commissioner shall pay all money collected under sub. (1) into the mediation fund created under s. 655.68.
655.61 - ANNOT.History: 1985 a. 340; 1989 a. 187; 1991 a. 214.
655.61 - ANNOT.Cross Reference: See also s. Ins 17.01, Wis. adm. code.
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