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:
Michael Pochowski
CEO

Contact
MP
Michael Pochowski
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite 311
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 288-0246
(608) 288-0734
mpochowski@ewala.org
http://www.ewala.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Sarah Bass Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On 9/4/2018
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/22/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Michael Pochowski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/4/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/27/2017
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 568
Assembly Bill 568
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2017
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 596
Assembly Bill 596
Relating to: long-term care investment accounts and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2018
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 628
Assembly Bill 628
Relating to: referrals for subjects of alerts for missing adults and operator's license review. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2017
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 630
Assembly Bill 630
Relating to: dementia specialist certification. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/21/2017
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
WALA will register neutral if AA-2 to AA-1 to AB-630 adopted. The amendment provides greater flexibility & reduces cost implication by not requiring a competency evaluation for current caregivers, but requires attestation.
Assembly Bill 632
Assembly Bill 632
Relating to: grants for Alzheimer's disease and dementia awareness and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 186

For
Notification Date
12/12/2017
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 633
Assembly Bill 633
Relating to: establishing a palliative care council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2017
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 341
Senate Bill 341
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/4/2017
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 497
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2017
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 517
Senate Bill 517
Relating to: referrals for subjects of alerts for missing adults and operator's license review. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/28/2018
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 Waiver Program Renewal and Assisted Living
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Family Care Waiver Program Renewal and Assisted Living

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/18/2018
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.

Attorney General Task Force on Elder Abuse recommendations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Attorney General Task Force on Elder Abuse recommendations

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/18/2018
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.

Renewal process for nurse aide federal employment eligibility and assisted living.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewal process for nurse aide federal employment eligibility and assisted living.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/18/2018
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.

Continuation of the Family Care "Direct Care Workforce Funding Initiative" in the 2019-2021 biennial budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Continuation of the Family Care "Direct Care Workforce Funding Initiative" in the 2019-2021 biennial budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/18/2018
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.

Department of Health Services: Health Services — Medicaid Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Health Services: Health Services — Medicaid Services

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/27/2017
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: Seeking increased Family Care funding of $40.4 million GPR to fund increases for the direct care and services component of the Family Care capitation rates to target critically needed increases to address the long-term care workforce crisis.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget: Seeking increased Family Care funding of $40.4 million GPR to fund increases for the direct care and services component of the Family Care capitation rates to target critically needed increases to address the long-term care workforce crisis.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/23/2017
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
12/15/2016
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.

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
12/15/2016
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.

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
12/15/2016
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.

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
12/15/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$17,706.83
2017
July - December
$15,951.22
2018
January - June
$17,002.19
2018
July - December
$28,200.27
Total $78,860.51
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
61.25
2017
July - December
28.25
2018
January - June
51.25
2018
July - December
55.25
Total 196.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
153.50
2017
July - December
99.75
2018
January - June
124.25
2018
July - December
83.50
Total 461.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: referrals for subjects of alerts for missing adults and operator's license review. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: grants for Alzheimer's disease and dementia awareness and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: establishing a palliative care council. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: long-term care investment accounts and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: referrals for subjects of alerts for missing adults and operator's license review. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 12 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
70 %
2017
July - December
40 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
70 %
Total 45 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures