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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Pochowski Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 76
Assembly Bill 76
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2019
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 81
Assembly Bill 81
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/19/2019
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 267
Assembly Bill 267
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2019
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 480
Assembly Bill 480
Relating to: increased penalties for crimes against elder persons; restraining orders for elder persons; freezing assets of a defendant charged with financial exploitation of an elder person; sexual assault of an elder person; physical abuse of an elder pe...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/14/2019
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 1038
Assembly Bill 1038
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 185

None
Notification Date
4/20/2020
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 89
Senate Bill 89
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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 103
Senate Bill 103
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/19/2019
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 249
Senate Bill 249
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/3/2019
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 427
Senate Bill 427
Relating to: increased penalties for crimes against elder persons; restraining orders for elder persons; freezing assets of a defendant charged with financial exploitation of an elder person; sexual assault of an elder person; physical abuse of an elder pe...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/14/2019
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 932
Senate Bill 932
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/20/2020
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: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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
Increase Family Care Caregiver Funding in recognition of the long-term care direct caregiver workforce challenges facing the state.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Licensed adult family homes
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Licensed adult family homes

SS 092_19
None
Notification Date
10/5/2019
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

Proposed Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic legislative drafts (Governor - Legisalture ) - LRB-6522, LRB-6592 & LFB Summary of Assembly Republican proposal.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic legislative drafts (Governor - Legisalture ) - LRB-6522, LRB-6592 & LFB Summary of Assembly Republican proposal.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

issue of COVID-19 and related topics.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
issue of COVID-19 and related topics.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/26/2020
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.

Governor's Task Force on Caregiving
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor's Task Force on Caregiving

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2020
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.

Proposed requirements pertaining to oral communication within Phar 7.08(2)(b)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed requirements pertaining to oral communication within Phar 7.08(2)(b)

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/19/2019
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.

Compliance with the home and community-based services settings rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Compliance with the home and community-based services settings rules.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
10/5/2019
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.

Dental therapy. Support initiatives to promote dental care access for our elderly and persons with disabilities populations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dental therapy. Support initiatives to promote dental care access for our elderly and persons with disabilities populations.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/18/2019
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
12/12/2018
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 Family Care \ IRIS Waiver Renewal to the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and Joint Finance Committee passive review.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Health Services Family Care \ IRIS Waiver Renewal to the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and Joint Finance Committee passive review.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/12/2018
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.

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
12/12/2018
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.

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
12/12/2018
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.

Budget: Seek to maintain and increase funding for the direct care and services component of the Family Care capitation rates to target critically needed resources to address the long-term care workforce shortage crisis.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget: Seek to maintain and increase funding for the direct care and services component of the Family Care capitation rates to target critically needed resources to address the long-term care workforce shortage crisis.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/12/2018
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
12/12/2018
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
12/12/2018
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
12/12/2018
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
12/12/2018
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.

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
12/12/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$35,678.61
2019
July - December
$32,830.10
2020
January - June
$24,000.00
2020
July - December
$34,497.60
Total $127,006.31
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
118.25
2019
July - December
92.25
2020
January - June
187.25
2020
July - December
95.25
Total 493.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
144.48
2019
July - December
98.40
2020
January - June
184.00
2020
July - December
152.50
Total 579.38

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: increased penalties for crimes against elder persons; restraining orders for elder persons; freezing assets of a defendant charged with financial exploitation of an elder person; sexual assault of an elder person; physical abuse of an elder person; and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: increased penalties for crimes against elder persons; restraining orders for elder persons; freezing assets of a defendant charged with financial exploitation of an elder person; sexual assault of an elder person; physical abuse of an elder person; and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 14 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
40 %
Total 20 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures