Wisconsin Department of Health Services





DHS Rules of Supervision

Mental Health - Conditional Release Rules & Conditions

The following rules are in addition to any court-ordered conditions. Your conditional release may be revoked if you do not comply with any of your court ordered conditions or if you violate any of the following rules:

  1. You shall avoid all conduct which is in violation of federal or state statute, municipal or county ordinances or which is not in the best interest of public welfare or your rehabilitation.
  2. You shall report all arrests or police contact to your agent within 72 hours.
  3. You shall cooperate fully with all court ordered conditions of release.
  4. You shall make every effort to accept the opportunities and counseling offered by supervision.
    The confidentiality of drug and alcohol treatment records is protected by federal laws and regulations. Generally, treatment program personnel may not reveal to an individual outside the Department of Health Services or the Department of Corrections that a client is attending the program or disclose any information identifying him/her as a drug/alcohol abuser unless:

    1. You consent in writing.
    2. The disclosure is allowed by a court order.
    3. The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit or program evaluation.
    4. You commit or threaten to commit a crime either at the program or against any person who works for the program.

    A release of information is not required for communication between DHS and DOC.

    Violation of the Federal law and regulations by a program is a crime. These regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate authorities.

    Refusal to sign the consent for releasing information, including placement for treatment, shall be considered a refusal of the program.

  5. You shall cooperate fully with all treatment recommended by your mental health providers and agent.
  6. You shall abide by all rules of any detention or mental health facility in which you may be confined and or treated.
  7. You shall report to your agent as directed for scheduled and unscheduled appointments.
  8. You shall submit a written report monthly as directed by your agent.
  9. You shall provide true and correct information orally and in writing in response to inquiries by the agent.
  10. You shall make yourself available for searches or tests ordered by your agent including but not limited to urinalysis, breathalyzer and blood samples or search of residence or any property under your control.
  11. You shall inform your agent of your whereabouts and activities as he/she directs.
  12. You shall not change residence or employment unless you get approval in advance from your agent or in the case of an emergency, notify your agent of the change within 72 hours.
  13. You shall not leave the country. You shall also not leave the State of Wisconsin, Administrative rule DHS 98.04(3)(k) prohibits all out of State travel.
  14. You shall not purchase, trade, sell or operate a motor vehicle unless you get approval in advance from your agent and case manager.
  15. You shall not purchase, possess, own or carry any firearm pursuant to Wis. Stats. s 941.29 and federal law 18 USC § 922 (g)(4). Your agent may not grant permission to carry a firearm. You shall not purchase, possess, own or carry other weapons, as defined by your agent, unless you secure advance approval from your agent.
  16. You shall not purchase, possess or consume any alcohol or other drugs not prescribed by your treating physician.
  17. You shall not borrow money or purchase on credit unless you get approval in advance from your agent.
  18. You shall follow all specific rules that may be issued by an agent to achieve the goals and objectives of your supervision. The rules may be modified at any time as appropriate. The specific rules imposed at this time are stated on the back of this form. You shall place your initials at the end of each specific rule to show you have read the rule.

Chapter 980 Supervised Release

The following rules are in addition to any court ordered conditions. Your supervised release may be revoked if you do not comply with any of your court ordered conditions or if you violate any of the following rules:

  1. You shall avoid all conduct which is in violation of federal or state statute, municipal or county ordinances tribal law, or which is not in the best interest of the public's welfare or your rehabilitation. Some rules listed below are covered under this rule as conduct contrary to law, and are listed for particular attention.
  2. You shall report all arrests or police contact to your agent within 72 hours.
  3. You shall make every effort to accept the opportunities and counseling offered by supervised release.

    Federal laws and regulations protect the confidentiality of drug and alcohol treatment records. Generally programs you are involved in may not say to a person outside the DHS, that you are attending the program, or disclose any information identifying him/her as a drug/alcohol abuser unless: 1) You consent in writing; 2) The disclosure is allowed by a court order; or 3) The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation; or 4) You commit or threaten to commit a crime either at the program or against any person who works for the program.

    Refusal to sign the consent for releasing information, including placement for treatment, shall be considered a refusal of the program.

  4. You shall inform your agent of your whereabouts and activities as she/he directs.
  5. You shall submit a written monthly report as directed by your agent.
  6. You shall make yourself available for searches or tests as ordered by your agent including, but not limited to, urinalysis, DNA collection, Breathalyzer and blood samples, or search of residence or any property under your control.
  7. You shall not change residence or establish alternative living arrangements unless you get approval in advance from your agent, or in the case of emergency, notify your agent of the change the next working day. Emergency is defined as a natural disaster or other incident that renders your residence as uninhabitable.
  8. You shall not leave the State of Wisconsin pursuant to DHS 98.04 (3)(k). You shall not leave the United States for any reason.
  9. You shall not purchase, trade, sell, or operate a motor vehicle unless you get prior approval from your agent and DHS Supervised Release Specialist.
  10. You shall not borrow money, lend money or purchase on credit unless you get prior approval from your agent. You shall cooperate with any direction by your agent, protective payee or DHS Supervised Release Specialist related to financial management.
  11. You shall not purchase, possess, own or carry any firearm, as you are prohibited from doing so under Wisconsin Stats. S. 941.29 and federal law. You shall not purchase, possess, own or carry any other weapon unless you get approval in advance from your agent and DHS Supervised Release Specialist. Approved knives or tools used for work purposes are to be kept at work.
  12. You shall not, until you have successfully completed the terms and conditions of any sentence for a felony, vote in any federal, state or local election as outlined in Wisconsin Statues, s.6.03 (1)(b).
  13. You shall abide by all rules of any detention, treatment or correctional facility in which you may be confined.
  14. You shall provide true and correct information orally and in writing in response to inquiries by the agent.
  15. You shall report as directed for scheduled and unscheduled appointments.
  16. You shall submit to the polygraph (lie detector) examination process as directed by DHS in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 51.375(2).
  17. You shall pay fees for treatment and services as directed by your agent or DHS Supervised Release Specialist.
  18. You shall not consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, except by prescription; nor shall you be on the premises or adjacent property, sidewalks or parking lots of any businesses for which the sale and/or consumption of alcohol is the primary function, without your agent's prior approval. You shall not possess or consume non-alcohol or low alcohol beer. You shall not possess illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  19. You shall have no contact whatsoever with _________________________ and/or any victims of behavior for which you received a criminal conviction, or have any contact with their families; whether in person, in writing, by telephone, by electronic device, through a third party, or "drive by" contact without prior agent approval.
  20. You shall have no unsupervised contact with any person under the age of 18 years without prior agent approval. The agent must previously approve the person providing supervision of contact.
  21. You shall not travel outside of ______________County/Counties unless you have advance agent approval.
  22. You shall not initiate or maintain any relationship with any adult, including a family member who has minor children, unless specifically approved in advance by your agent. Approval shall not be granted without first disclosing your prior sexual and violent offenses.
  23. You shall fully cooperate with, participate in, and successfully complete all evaluations, counseling, and treatment, including, but not limited to, sex offender treatment, AODA treatment, anger management, psychological and physiological testing, and any medication as prescribed by your physician or other treatment provider.
  24. You shall not reside or stay overnight in any residence other than your designated and approved residence without prior agent approval. The term "residence" is hereby defined as approved residence, the place where you sleep. "Overnight" is defined as the period of time between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless otherwise determined by your agent.
  25. You shall permit no person, whether juvenile or adult, to reside (or "stay") overnight in your designated residence at any time without the prior approval of the agent. You shall have no visitors in your residence between the hours of ________________ without prior agent approval. You shall have no juvenile visitors in your residence without approved supervision and only with prior agent approval.
  26. You shall not possess or have in your residence any sexually explicit material whether visual or audio, including catalogs without prior agent approval.
  27. You shall not purchase, possess, or use a home-based computer, software, or modem without prior agent approval. You shall not have access to the Internet at your work site without prior agent approval. You shall not access the Internet in another's residence, library or any other forum without prior agent approval.
  28. You shall seek, obtain, and maintain verifiable employment as directed by the agent. You shall, if unemployed, provide job search verification to your agent as directed. You shall provide written verification of job search efforts as directed by your agent. You shall obtain agent approval before accepting any offer of employment and prior to beginning any volunteer work.
  29. You shall not purchase, own, or manage any residential rental properties without prior agent approval.
  30. You shall fully comply with all requirements of the Sex Offender Registration Law, s. 301.45, Wis. Stats. as applicable and directed by your agent. You shall report to, and register in person, with local law enforcement agencies as directed by the agent.
  31. You shall fully comply with Wisconsin Statute 165.76 requiring a biological specimen to be submitted to the State Crime Lab for DNA testing as applicable and as directed by your agent.
  32. You shall pay all court ordered financial obligations and treatment co-payments as directed by your agent.
  33. You shall not reside near, visit, be employed at, or be on the premises of any parks, schools, campgrounds, video arcades, day care centers, swimming pools, beaches, fairs/festivals, malls (shopping or pedestrian) or other places where children tend to congregate, without prior approval of your agent.
  34. You shall not possess any photographs or other pictures of any persons under the age of 18 years without prior agent approval.
  35. You shall not purchase or possess any items designed to appeal primarily to persons under the age of 18 years, including but not limited to clothing, toys, games, books, or videos, without prior agent approval.
  36. You shall cooperate with the expectations of Electronic Monitoring if given that opportunity. This includes maintaining the necessary telephone lines, providing a schedule and making adjustments to that schedule through your agent in a timely manner.
  37. You shall submit "activity request forms": for proposed activities at least 5 working days prior to the event/activity, otherwise the proposed event will be denied. Any exception to this 5-day time frame will need to be addressed personally with your agent. It is your responsibility to contact your agent to confirm the staffing team's decision.
  38. You shall not purchase, possess or use a beeper, cell phone or calling card without prior agent approval. You shall not make third party phone calls without agent approval. You shall not make any 900 prefix calls without prior agent approval.
  39. You shall cooperate with all services identified in your supervised release plan. You shall cooperate with the rules and expectations of any DHS contracted agency or service provider. You shall cooperate with residential monitoring or escorting if you are given that opportunity.
  40. You shall not discipline any children, or be in any situation that causes you to make decisions regarding discipline.
  41. You shall not maintain a relationship with any person, including family members, who by action or speech is obstructing your supervised release.
  42. You shall not possess any pictures of your victim. Pictures of children must be approved and marked with a date of approval and initialed by your agent.
  43. You shall not be within a three-block radius of victim's home, work or school.
  44. You shall not work or socialize in any capacity which brings you into primary contact with any target victim populations such as women, children, elderly, disabled, non-English speaking individuals, and you shall not hold a position that allows you to supervise others without prior approval by your agent.
  45. You shall not harm or threaten to harm property, self, or others.
  46. You shall not place an advertisement or respond to any personal advertisements without prior approval by your agent.
  47. You shall not initiate or maintain any employment that brings you into contact with minors, or gives you access to a private residence.
  48. Specialized Rules: You shall follow all specific rules that are issued by your agent to achieve the goals and objectives of your supervision. The rules may be modified at any time. The specific rules imposed at this time are (special rules shall be placed on an attached page, each rule shall be initialed and dated by the client):