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					DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES 1 WEST WILSON STREET PO BOX 7851 MADISON WI 53707-7851 Telephone: 608-266-2000 FAX: 608-266-2579 TTY: 888-241-9432

Jim Doyle Governor

Karen E. Timberlake Secretary

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

dhs.wisconsin.gov

** Notice to All SRSTC and WRC Patients **
July 1, 2008 Paying for Inpatient Mental Health Services for Chapter 980 Commitments
Persons admitted to a State of Wisconsin secure mental health facility under a Sexually Violent Persons commitment (Wisconsin Statutes, s. 980.06) have legal responsibilities for the cost of their care and treatment. A spouse, or in the case of a minor, the minor's parents, may also be liable for these charges. The Department of Health Services is collecting from July 1, 1999, or the date of commitment, whichever is later. The current full daily charge for inpatient care for Chapter 980 patients is: July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009: $332.00 The amount of this charge that committed persons are responsible to pay is determined in accordance with a fee schedule established by the Department pursuant to Chapter 46, Wisconsin Statutes. The amounts to be collected are based on the ability-to-pay of each patient. Committed persons, their spouse, or in the case of a minor, the minor's parents, are required to provide complete and accurate financial information which will be used to determine each individual's ability-topay. This information will then be used to determine monthly payment amounts in accordance with state law and rules. Persons must pay these amounts at a minimum, but can pay more than the calculated amount if they so choose. In the event a committed person, their spouse, or in the case of a minor, the minor's parents, does not have an ability to pay for these charges, the Department may waive all or part of the financial liability. The Department would only attempt to collect the waived portion of the cost of care charge should the abilityto-pay later change, due to a substantial increase in the income or assets of the committed person, their spouse, or in the case of a minor, the minor's parents. Contact: If you have questions or concerns about your account, please contact the Department of Health Services at the following location: DHS Bureau of Fiscal Services PO Box 7853 Madison WI 53707-7853 (608) 267-7104

DHS/DMHSAS P-20500D (07/2008) Wisconsin.gov


				
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