(1) This chapter is
promulgated pursuant to the authority vested in the department by ss.
Stats., and applies to the department and to all adult inmates in its legal
custody in correctional institutions. This chapter interprets s.
(2) The department has
authority to provide specialized treatment for inmates and shall assess and
direct inmates into treatment programs.
(3) The department may consider involuntary
mental health treatment when the inmate otherwise cannot be treated adequately
and when ordered by a court. Whenever feasible and appropriate, the department
intends to use other forms of treatment for mental illness, including voluntary
treatment in the correctional institution or state treatment facility or
transfer to another more appropriate correctional institution. This chapter
provides guidance to correctional institution staff concerning the times when
it will become necessary to provide an inmate involuntary treatment.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 314.01
Cr. Register, November,
2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00.