Madison- Last week, two bills authored by Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) were signed into law by Governor Evers.

Senate Bill 309, co-authored with Sen. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) became 2021 Wisconsin Act 121. Act 121 is a technical fix that was needed to provide clarity and uniformity to the definitions of “Free and Charitable Clinics” and “Telehealth” in Wisconsin Statutes.

“Now more than ever, technology and innovation have proven to be a vital lifeline Wisconsinites seeking quality health care options that meet their needs. Delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right place is a good goal for policymakers and health care providers alike; COVID has really underscored how important it is for us to work together to advance new and forward thinking ideas,” said Loudenbeck.

Senate Bill 491 co-authored with Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) became 2021 Wisconsin Act 132. Act 132 changes the payment structure for subsidized guardianship placements by having the state pay for the program instead of the individual counties.

“Guardianship is one of three legal permanency options for children placed in out-of-home care, along with reunification and adoption,” said Loudenbeck. “A subsidized guardian is responsible for the child and able to consent for the child’s every day events such as school activities, health care needs, and family vacations.”

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