2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.362 Payment for certain special treatment or care services.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.362 (2017)

48.362 Payment for certain special treatment or care services.

(1) In this section, “special treatment or care" has the meaning given in s. 48.02 (17m), except that it does not include alcohol and other drug abuse services.

(2) This section applies to the payment of court-ordered special treatment or care under s. 48.345 (6) (a), whether or not custody has been taken from the parent, and to the payment of court-ordered special treatment or care under s. 48.347 (4) (a).

(3) If a child's parent neglects, refuses or is unable to provide court-ordered special treatment or care 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 special treatment or care. If the parent consents to provide court-ordered special treatment or care 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 special treatment or care, the judge may order the health insurance provider or 3rd-party payer to pay for the court-ordered special treatment or care in accordance with the terms of the parent's health insurance policy or other 3rd-party payment plan.

(3m) If an adult expectant mother neglects, refuses or is unable to obtain court-ordered special treatment or care 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 special treatment or care. If the adult expectant mother consents to obtain court-ordered special treatment or care 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 special treatment or care, the judge may order the health insurance provider or 3rd-party payer to pay for the court-ordered special treatment or care in accordance with the terms of the adult expectant mother's health insurance policy or other 3rd-party payment plan.

(4)

(a) If the judge finds that payment is not attainable under sub. (3) or (3m), the judge may order the county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437 of the county of legal residence of the child or expectant mother to pay the cost of any court-ordered special treatment or care that is provided by or under contract with that county department.

(b) Payment for special treatment or care by a county department under par. (a) does not prohibit the county department from contracting with another county department or approved treatment facility for the provision of special treatment or care.

(c) A county department that pays for court-ordered special treatment or care under par. (a) may recover from the parent or adult expectant mother, based on the ability of the parent or adult expectant mother to pay, a reasonable contribution toward the costs of the court-ordered special treatment or care. This paragraph is subject to s. 49.32 (1).

History: 1993 a. 446; 1995 a. 77, 275; 1997 a. 292; 2007 a. 20.

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