February 28 – March 6, 2021
- DHS emailed a reminder of their guidance for safer visits in assisted living facilities. You can read the guidance here. Of particular note is the guidance on allowing visits in “compassionate care” situations, which include more than just end-of-life situations.
- DHS issued a news release announcing that Wisconsin expects to receive about 47,000 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week.
- The State Bar published Legal Research 101: Elder Law Resources in its Inside Track newsletter. Ed Wallace, a law librarian and former elder law and estate planning attorney, wrote this extensive list. Chances are you’ll find something new.
- There was a thread on the WINAELA listserv asking for fair hearing decisions on the exception to divestment that allows transfer of the home to a caretaker child. Two decisions were shared, and I’ve taken the liberty of publishing them here: MDV 45/86382 (Nov. 19, 2007)—Transfers of residence and commercial real estate to caretaker child were not divestment & MDV 155403 (Apr. 30, 2014)—Transfer of residence to caretaker child was a divestment.
Reminder: The annual Wispact Update CLE will be live webcast Friday, April 30. It’s approved for 7 CLE (1 EPR) and costs $209 for Elder Law & Special Needs Section members. See the schedule and register here. The section also has 5 scholarships available for members new to the field.
That’s all for this week.