News Updates Just in Time for the New Year

GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILY CARE

The enrollment cap on Family Care has been lifted.  This will open up Family Care funding to many seniors in need because there is currently a waiting list to get into the program due to enrollment restrictions.  According to news sources, Gov. Scott Walker received a directive from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove the enrollment cap.  Regardless of how the cap removal occurred, this is good news for those needing access to care services in their homes, assisted living, community-based residential facilities, adult family homes, etc.

HELPING OUR STATE’S ANIMALS

A new law has been enacted (2009 Wisc. Act 90) that requires dog breeders and dealers to obtain a license and meet guidelines regarding the treatment of animals.  The health and care standards include requirements relating to veterinary care, animal housing, hydration, etc.  The law provides that breeders and dealers operating without a license may be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned for up to nine months.  This law seems to have some teeth, and our state’s animals will benefit.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to all ~ Joanne

 

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