Wisconsin Health Care Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Nursing homes, CBRFs, home health, assisted living facilities.

Lobbying Interests:
Medical assistance reimbursement to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Regulation of nursing homes and assisted living facilities by the Department of Health and Family Services.

CEO Name:
Thomas P Moore
Director of Government Relations

Contact
JM
James McGinn
121 E Wilson St, Suite L200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-0125
(608) 257-0025
jim@whca.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James McGinn Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas P Moore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Brian Purtell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 259
Assembly Bill 259
Relating to: the care and treatment of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia in residential care facilities, reports on residential care facilities, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/21/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 389
Assembly Bill 389
Relating to: requiring nursing homes to notify residents of certain alleged violations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/21/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 440
Assembly Bill 440
Relating to: licensure of dietitian nutritionists and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 526
Assembly Bill 526
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 146

Against
Notification Date
12/18/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Other
Notification Date
12/18/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 684
Assembly Bill 684
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/2/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 951
Assembly Bill 951
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
WHCA will monitor the bill
Senate Bill 62
Senate Bill 62
Relating to: state finances and appropriations and making diverse other changes in the statutes.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 2

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
WHCA reviewed the provisions of SB 62.
Senate Bill 108
Senate Bill 108
Relating to: mandatory overtime hours and on-call time worked by health care workers and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/23/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 115
Senate Bill 115
Relating to: licensure of dietitians and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 180
Senate Bill 180
Relating to: granting prescriptive authority to psychologists and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 181
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 12

Other
Notification Date
5/14/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
WHCA has no position on the bill, but did review the measure to determine its impact on nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Senate Bill 418
Senate Bill 418
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/9/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 470
Senate Bill 470
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/12/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 538
Senate Bill 538
Relating to: requiring nursing homes to notify residents of certain alleged violations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/26/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 609
Senate Bill 609
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 281

Other
Notification Date
4/6/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 657
Senate Bill 657
Relating to: abuse and neglect of patients and residents.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/8/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 673
Senate Bill 673
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/8/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Board on Aging and Long-Term Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board on Aging and Long-Term Care

Notification Date
2/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
WHCA will simply review provisions relating to this agency.

Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long-Term Care Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long-Term Care Programs

Notification Date
2/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
WHCA will review Family Care provisions

Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance

Notification Date
2/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
WHCA will review MA provisions relating to nursing homes and other providers of long-term care.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

relating to community-based residential facilities, and affecting small businesses.
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
relating to community-based residential facilities, and affecting small businesses.

Register Number: 0 (12/12/2007)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-095
Other
Notification Date
1/17/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
WHCA has submitted comments on the rule for the Department's consideration.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

WHCA supports efforts by the Joint Audit Committee to direct an audit of Family Care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WHCA supports efforts by the Joint Audit Committee to direct an audit of Family Care

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
6/29/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Proposed audit of the Family Care program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed audit of the Family Care program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/19/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Proposed audit of the Medical Assistance Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed audit of the Medical Assistance Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/19/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

CR 07-042, relating to psychotropic medications under s.55.14 stats.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CR 07-042, relating to psychotropic medications under s.55.14 stats.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/20/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

DHFS is considering revisons to HFS 129, which WHCA will monitor.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DHFS is considering revisons to HFS 129, which WHCA will monitor.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long Term Care Programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long Term Care Programs

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$78,799.29
2009
July - December
$25,459.85
2010
January - June
$47,108.75
2010
July - December
$23,293.59
Total $174,661.48
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
63.50
2009
July - December
61.00
2010
January - June
81.80
2010
July - December
66.50
Total 272.80
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
473.50
2009
July - December
158.50
2010
January - June
314.50
2010
July - December
202.05
Total 1148.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: state finances and appropriations and making diverse other changes in the statutes.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: mandatory overtime hours and on-call time worked by health care workers and providing penalties.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: licensure of dietitians and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: licensure of dietitian nutritionists and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the care and treatment of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia in residential care facilities, reports on residential care facilities, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requiring nursing homes to notify residents of certain alleged violations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
11 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
35 %
2010
January - June
50 %
2010
July - December
Total 21 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
90 %
2009
July - December
35 %
2010
January - June
22 %
2010
July - December
Total 46 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
98 %
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures