MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Control of the troubled Milwaukee mental health complex would be taken away from the county board under a bill up for a vote in the state Assembly.
The measure up Thursday would transfer power to a group of medical professionals, patients and family members.
The bipartisan proposal comes after six patients died at the facility in 2012.
In addition to creating the new board to run the facility, the bill would also require an extensive audit be done by Dec. 1 that would consider whether the state should take over operations.
Once passed by the Assembly, the measure would then go to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.