2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 146. Miscellaneous health provisions.
146.66 Low-income dental clinics.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 146.66 (2017)

146.66 Low-income dental clinics.

(1) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (dk), in each fiscal year, the department shall award grants to no fewer than 9 nonprofit dental clinics that meet the eligibility requirements under sub. (2) and are located in this state.

(2) To be eligible for a grant under sub. (1), a nonprofit dental clinic must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(a) The clinic does not receive federal funds under 42 USC 254b.

(b) The clinic's primary purpose is to provide dental care to low-income patients, which may include any of the following individuals:

1. Recipients of medical assistance, as defined in s. 49.43 (8).

2. Low-income individuals who do not qualify for medical assistance, as defined in s. 49.43 (8).

3. Individuals under the age of 18.

4. Individuals over the age of 65.

5. Individuals with disabilities.

(3) The department shall seek federal funding to support the operations of dental clinics that receive grants under sub. (1) and shall request that the federal department of health and human services encourage collaborative arrangements between private dentists and health centers that receive federal funds under 42 USC 254b.

History: 2011 a. 32.

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