Wisconsin Assisted Living Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Providers of assisted living - and related businesses.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules related to community-based residential facilities and other forms of assisted living; registration, certification and licensing of assisted living providers and related businesses; healthcare funding issues and other healthcare related issues such as those related to seniors' housing.

CEO Name:
James Murphy
Executive Director

Contact
JM
James Murphy
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite 311
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 288-0246
(608) 288-0734
jmurphy@ewala.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Bass Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/10/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 785
Assembly Bill 785
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2016
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.
Comments
Hourly requirement should be deleted. Education\training programs should be approved by DHS using criteria in the bill. Grandfather clause for existing specialists already trained to level of criteria should be provided.
Assembly Bill 786
Assembly Bill 786
Relating to: report on dementia crisis unit pilot program and placement of individuals with dementia. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 272

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 787
Assembly Bill 787
Relating to: funding for respite care under the Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 273

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 788
Assembly Bill 788
Relating to: funding for dementia care specialists in aging and disability resource centers and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 790
Assembly Bill 790
Relating to: dementia training grants for mobile crisis teams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 274

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/23/2016
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.
Comments
CBRFs are not nursing homes. CBRFs are not a medical model; they don't have regulatory requirements for MD and nurse staffing. They do not prescribe medications. Most CBRF staff don't have knowledge or expertise to have discussions on psychotropics.
Senate Bill 694
Senate Bill 694
Relating to: dementia training grants for mobile crisis teams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 748
Senate Bill 748
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2016
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 749
Senate Bill 749
Relating to: report on dementia crisis unit pilot program and placement of individuals with dementia. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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 750
Senate Bill 750
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/3/2016
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.
Comments
Hourly requirement should be deleted. Education\training programs should be approved by DHS using criteria in the bill. Grandfather clause for existing specialists already trained to level of criteria should be provided.

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
3/1/2015
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 Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services

Notification Date
3/1/2015
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.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
3/1/2015
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

Family Care \ IRIS 2.0 Concept Plan by Department of Health Services to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance for approval or denial.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Family Care \ IRIS 2.0 Concept Plan by Department of Health Services to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance for approval or denial.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/1/2016
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.

Use of recording devices in licensed facilities and resident privacy rights.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of recording devices in licensed facilities and resident privacy rights.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2015
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.

Confirmation of Kitty Rhoades as Secretary of the Department of Health Services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Confirmation of Kitty Rhoades as Secretary of the Department of Health Services.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver reimbursement and methodology, preserving quality care.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver reimbursement and methodology, preserving quality care.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/17/2014
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.

Expansion of Family Care, MCO contracts with service providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expansion of Family Care, MCO contracts with service providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/17/2014
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.

Siting restrictions on assisted living facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Siting restrictions on assisted living facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/17/2014
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.

Remote monitoring technology in adult family homes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Remote monitoring technology in adult family homes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/17/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$16,815.04
2015
July - December
$14,280.50
2016
January - June
$12,612.18
2016
July - December
$13,760.53
Total $57,468.25
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
29.50
2015
July - December
12.75
2016
January - June
65.75
2016
July - December
36.00
Total 144.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
28.25
2015
July - December
9.25
2016
January - June
38.50
2016
July - December
53.00
Total 129.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: report on dementia crisis unit pilot program and placement of individuals with dementia. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: funding for respite care under the Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: funding for dementia care specialists in aging and disability resource centers and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: dementia training grants for mobile crisis teams and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: dementia training grants for mobile crisis teams and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: report on dementia crisis unit pilot program and placement of individuals with dementia. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
90 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 20 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
50 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
80 %
Total 34 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures