Wisconsin Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Hospice and palliative care agencies and professionals.

Lobbying Interests:
Committed to ensuring optimal outcomes and growing access to care for individuals facing life-limiting illness.

CEO Name:
Eric Ostermann

Contact
EO
Eric Ostermann
563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54136
(920) 750-7726
wihpca@badgerbay.co
http://www.wihpca.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nathan Butzlaff Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2023 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2023 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 90
Assembly Bill 90
Relating to: third-party processing of applications for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants and granting rulemaking authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/10/2023
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 129
Assembly Bill 129
Relating to: sexual assault by a health care provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2023
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 135
Assembly Bill 135
Relating to: reciprocal credentials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2023
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 144
Assembly Bill 144
Relating to: preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2023
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 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/5/2023
First Communication Date
5/1/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
05052023_051151_2023 Assembly Bill 189 WiHPCA Statement.pdf

Assembly Bill 332
Assembly Bill 332
Relating to: reciprocal credentials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2023
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 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: right of health care providers to express professional opinions related to health or medical information or guidance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/14/2023
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 736
Assembly Bill 736
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/7/2023
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 942
Assembly Bill 942
Relating to: fall prevention and recovery training, CPR and first aid certification, a duty to provide aid in certain residential facilities and hospices, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/18/2024
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 943
Assembly Bill 943
Relating to: grants for patient lift devices and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/18/2024
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 133
Senate Bill 133
Relating to: sexual assault by a health care provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2023
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 135
Senate Bill 135
Relating to: reciprocal credentials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2023
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 158
Senate Bill 158
Relating to: preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2023
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 178
Senate Bill 178
Relating to: requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/14/2023
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.
Supporting Documentation
04192023_025604_2021 Senate Bill 178 WiHPCA Statement.pdf

Senate Bill 320
Senate Bill 320
Relating to: reciprocal credentials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2023
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 703
Senate Bill 703
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/22/2023
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 884
Senate Bill 884
Relating to: fall prevention and recovery training, CPR and first aid certification, a duty to provide aid in certain residential facilities and hospices, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/18/2024
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 885
Senate Bill 885
Relating to: grants for patient lift devices and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/18/2024
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

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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 Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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 Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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 Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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.

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Professional Regulation and Administrative Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Professional Regulation and Administrative Services

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Industry, Safety and Buildings
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Industry, Safety and Buildings

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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.

Workforce Development: Workforce Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Workforce Development

Notification Date
2/24/2023
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Governor’s Task Force on Healthcare Workforce.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor’s Task Force on Healthcare Workforce.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2024
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.

Prior authorization of hospice services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prior authorization of hospice services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/7/2023
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.

Complex Patient Pilot Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Complex Patient Pilot Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/12/2023
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.

LRB-2742/1 - relating to: reciprocal credentials.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2742/1 - relating to: reciprocal credentials.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/23/2023
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.

Access to medical marijuana
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Access to medical marijuana

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Uniform Death Reporting Standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Uniform Death Reporting Standards

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Rules and regulations relating to DHS 131
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rules and regulations relating to DHS 131

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Telehealth
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Telehealth

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Development of the 2023-2025 Biennial State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2023-2025 Biennial State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Governors Task Force on Caregiving
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governors Task Force on Caregiving

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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 Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

LRB-0458/P4 - requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0458/P4 - requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

LRB-0521/P4 - fatality review teams and granting rule-making authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0521/P4 - fatality review teams and granting rule-making authority.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Palliative Care Council
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Palliative Care Council

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Rules and regulations relating to Hospice Agencies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rules and regulations relating to Hospice Agencies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$15,500.00
2023
July - December
$15,600.00
Total $31,100.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
21.75
2023
July - December
55.25
Total 77.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
76.00
2023
July - December
142.50
Total 218.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: third-party processing of applications for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants and granting rulemaking authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 17%
Relating to: requiring notification to the medical examiner or coroner of any death that occurs within 24 hours of presentment at or admission to certain facilities.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20%
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
25%
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 25%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures