Ministry Health Care

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Mission based, non-profit health care system of hospitals, clinics and affliated services serving primarily rural and underserved areas.

Lobbying Interests:
Areas related to the delivery of health care services including facilities, reimbursement, personnel, and tax-exempt status for non-profit providers. Areas related to our mission as a Catholic-sponsored organization.

Title:
Director of Government Affairs

Contact
KA
Karla Ashenhurst
11925 W Lake Park Drive Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3014
(414) 359-3154
(414) 359-1033
karla.ashenhurst@ministryhealth.org
http://www.ministryhealth.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Karla Ashenhurst Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/9/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
4/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 435
Assembly Bill 435
Relating to: admission of minors for inpatient treatment. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 161

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 451
Assembly Bill 451
Relating to: creating a mechanism for an interested person to request an emergency stabilization and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 238

For
Notification Date
10/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
10/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: creating a statewide program to review child deaths and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 728
Assembly Bill 728
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/11/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 436
Senate Bill 436
Relating to: creating a statewide program to review child deaths and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 560
Senate Bill 560
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 236

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits

Notification Date
7/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Worker's Compensation reimbursement to health care providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation reimbursement to health care providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health insurance exchanges and certified application counselors.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health insurance exchanges and certified application counselors.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB 2063
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2063

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

HIPAA Harmonization (related to behavioral health records)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HIPAA Harmonization (related to behavioral health records)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$33,412.34
2013
July - December
$7,797.18
2014
January - June
$8,247.95
2014
July - December
$177.45
Total $49,634.91
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
26.25
2013
July - December
2.00
2014
January - June
10.00
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 38.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
229.25
2013
July - December
56.50
2014
January - June
51.50
2014
July - December
6.00
Total 343.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
9 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
9 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: admission of minors for inpatient treatment. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a mechanism for an interested person to request an emergency stabilization and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: creating a statewide program to review child deaths and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a statewide program to review child deaths and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
12 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
67 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
100 %
Total 46 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
9 %
2014
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures