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Department of Safety and Professional Services Celebrates National Building Safety Month by Establishing Sustainable Building Council, Opening Applications
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Department of Safety and Professional Services Celebrates National Building Safety Month by Establishing Sustainable Building Council, Opening Applications

The Wisconsin Advisory Council on Building Sustainability will advise state code councils on opportunities to enhance community resilience, encourage innovation, and incentivize use of clean energy in residential and commercial construction.

Department of Safety and Professional Services Announces Q&A Sessions on LicensE
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Department of Safety and Professional Services Announces Q&A Sessions on LicensE

LicensE is the department’s new online, self-guided license application platform.

New DSPS Military Pathways Grant Program Opens for Applications
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New DSPS Military Pathways Grant Program Opens for Applications

The grants of up to $50,000 are designed to help educational institutions develop formal pathways that allow military training to satisfy some occupational licensing requirements.

Governor Tony Evers Tours Stratatech production facility with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank
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Governor Tony Evers Tours Stratatech production facility with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

The company that grew from a UW–Madison discovery in 1996 is manufacturing StrataGraft, a synthetic skin-graft replacement material for burn victim treatment

Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded $1.6 million to Combat Opioid Abuse, Expand Access
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Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded $1.6 million to Combat Opioid Abuse, Expand Access

Grant will primarily benefit providers in rural and underserved areas of Wisconsin

DSPS Announces New Partnership with MTX Group to Modernize Licensing with Salesforce and mavQ Technology
DSPS Announces Partnership with Google Cloud, MTX to Modernize Occupational Licensing Operations
DSPS Launches Workforce Study with Dentist and Dental Hygienist Renewals
DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim Assembles Mass Timber Task Force, Looks to Distinguish the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code
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DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim Assembles Mass Timber Task Force, Looks to Distinguish the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code

The task force will meet virtually and is expected to generate a set of mass timber guidelines by year end.

DSPS Co-hosts Mass Timber Roundtable in Milwaukee, Continues Work to Expand Allowable Use of Mass Timber in Wisconsin Commercial Buildings
DSPS Secretary Crim Again Lowers Fees; New Schedule Goes into Effect July 1
The Department of Safety and Professional Services Celebrates Building Safety Month
DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Visits Wisconsin Mass Timber Company, Explores Environmental and Economic Impact of Updated Mass Timber Code Provisions
Several State Occupational Boards Support COVID-19 Vaccination, CDC Guidance
Department of Safety and Professional Services to Launch New Submission Portal for Elevator and Commercial Building Customers
DSPS to Resume Enforcement of Fire Sprinkler Requirement in Multi-Family Dwellings
DSPS Budget Lowers Licensing Fees, Invests in Veterans, Fire Prevention, Clean Water, and Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic
COVID-19 Response, Plan Review Process Improvements, PDMP Accolades Among Year-End Highlights for Department of Safety and Professional Services
New Agreement Creates Licensing Reciprocity for Wisconsin Auctioneers in Ohio
Controlled Substances Board to Hear Testimony from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement on Dangerous Drug Activity
DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Joins Cap Times Ideas Fest and Wisconsin Leadership Summit, Launches Agency Diversity Initiative
Annual Fire Prevention Week Programming Shifts to Virtual Delivery, Emphasizes Safety at Home
Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Names Donna Moreland Deputy Secretary
Award-Winning Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Changes Prescribing Culture, Drives Down Opioid and Controlled Substance Prescribing
Nearly $1 Million in Clean Water Grants Awarded by Department of Safety and Professional Services
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Nearly $1 Million in Clean Water Grants Awarded by Department of Safety and Professional Services

In total, 210 grant recipients received awards averaging $4,519.

DSPS Secretary-Designee Crim Announces Additional Leadership Team Appointments
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DSPS Secretary-Designee Crim Announces Additional Leadership Team Appointments

Crim said she would announce additional appointments as they are made.

DSPS Secretary-Designee Crim Announces Leadership Team Appointments
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DSPS Secretary-Designee Crim Announces Leadership Team Appointments

Crim said she would announce additional appointments as they are made.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Testifies Before U.S. Senate Health Committee on the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Testifies Before U.S. Senate Health Committee on the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, Wisconsin saw 14.1% decrease in opioid prescriptions dispensed as compared to the first quarter of 2016

DSPS Launches Public Statistics Dashboard for Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
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DSPS Launches Public Statistics Dashboard for Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The dashboard provides easy-to-use interactive data visualizations for controlled substance dispensing, ePDMP utilization, and law enforcement alerts.

Second Report from Controlled Substances Board Continues to Show Drop in Opioid Prescriptions
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Second Report from Controlled Substances Board Continues to Show Drop in Opioid Prescriptions

More than 11 million fewer opioid doses dispensed in Q4 2016 compared to Q4 2015