2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.361 Payment for alcohol and other drug abuse services.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.361 (2017)

48.361 Payment for alcohol and other drug abuse services.

(1) In this section, “alcohol and other drug abuse services" means all of the following:

(a) Any alcohol or other drug abuse examination or assessment ordered by a court under s. 48.295 (1).

(b) Any special treatment or care that relates to alcohol or other drug abuse services ordered by a court under s. 48.345 (6) (a) or 48.347 (4) (a).

(c) Any alcohol or other drug abuse treatment or education ordered by a court under s. 48.345 (6) (a), (13) or (14) or 48.347 (4) (a), (5) or (6) (a).

(2)

(a)

1. If a child's parent neglects, refuses or is unable to provide court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services for the child through his or her health insurance or other 3rd-party payments, notwithstanding s. 48.36 (3), the judge may order the parent to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and drug abuse services. If the parent consents to provide court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services for a child through his or her health insurance or other 3rd-party payments but the health insurance provider or other 3rd-party payer refuses to provide the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services the court may order the health insurance provider or 3rd-party payer to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services in accordance with the terms of the parent's health insurance policy or other 3rd-party payment plan.

1m. If an adult expectant mother neglects, refuses or is unable to obtain court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services for herself through her health insurance or other 3rd-party payments, the judge may order the adult expectant mother to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and drug abuse services. If the adult expectant mother consents to obtain court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services for herself through her health insurance or other 3rd-party payments but the health insurance provider or other 3rd-party payer refuses to provide the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services, the court may order the health insurance provider or 3rd-party payer to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services in accordance with the terms of the adult expectant mother's health insurance policy or other 3rd-party payment plan.

2. This paragraph applies to payment for alcohol and other drug abuse services in any county, regardless of whether the county is a pilot county under s. 48.547.

(am)

1. If a court in a county that has an alcohol or other drug abuse program under s. 48.547 finds that payment is not attainable under par. (a), the court may order payment in accordance with par. (b).

2. If a court in a county that does not have an alcohol and other drug abuse program under s. 48.547 finds that payment is not attainable under par. (a), the court may order payment in accordance with s. 48.345 (6) (a), 48.347 (4) (a) or 48.36.

(b)

1. In counties that have an alcohol and other drug abuse program under s. 48.547, in addition to using the alternative provided for under par. (a), the court may order a county department of human services established under s. 46.23 or a county department established under s. 51.42 or 51.437 in the child's county of legal residence to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services whether or not custody has been taken from the parent.

1m. In counties that have an alcohol and other drug abuse program under s. 48.547, in addition to using the alternative provided for under par. (a), the court may order a county department of human services established under s. 46.23 or a county department established under s. 51.42 or 51.437 in the adult expectant mother's county of legal residence to pay for the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services provided for the adult expectant mother.

2. If a judge orders a county department established under s. 51.42 or 51.437 to provide alcohol and other drug abuse services under this paragraph, the provision of the alcohol and other drug abuse services shall be subject to conditions specified in ch. 51.

(c) Payment for alcohol and other drug abuse services by a county department under this section does not prohibit the county department from contracting with another county department or approved treatment facility for the provision of alcohol and other drug abuse services. Payment by the county under this section does not prevent recovery of reasonable contribution toward the costs of the court-ordered alcohol and other drug abuse services from the parent or adult expectant mother which is based upon the ability of the parent or adult expectant mother to pay. This subsection is subject to s. 49.32 (1).

History: 1987 a. 339; 1989 a. 56 s. 259; 1993 a. 446; 1995 a. 77, 275; 1997 a. 292; 2007 a. 20.

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