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The Department of Safety and Professional Services has been working closely with the Medical Examining  Board​, other health professions governing boards and councils, and Governor Evers' administration to position our health care workforce to best respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. For information on the state COVID-19 response, including orders and memos, please visit our COVID Information page​.​

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​Press Releases & Agency Updates​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim Announces Opening of New Grant Program for Youth Fire Fighter Training Programs​​​​​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ Governor Tony Evers Tours Stratatech production facility with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank​​​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded $1.6 million to Combat Opioid Abuse, Expand Access​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: DSPS Announces Funding for UW-Stevens Point Study by Soil and Waste Resources Scientist to Update Septage Disposal Standards​​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ ​ ​​DSPS Announces New Partnership with MTX Group to Modernize Licensing with Salesforce and mavQ Technology ​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ ​ Dangerous Drug Activity Updates Coming at Annual Controlled Substances Law Enforcement Hearing​​​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ ​ DSPS Secures Funding to Restore Valuable Wisconsin Fund That Helps Wisconsinites Repair or Replace Aging Septic Systems, Opens Grant Applications​​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​:​ ​ DSPS Announces Partnership with Google Cloud, MTX to Modernize Occupational Licensing Operations​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​ DSPS Launches Workforce Study with Dentist and Dental Hygienist Renewals​​​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​ DSPS​ Secretary Dawn Crim Assembles Mass Timber Task Force, Looks to Distinguish the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code​​​​​​​


PRESS​ R​ELEASE​:​ ​DSPS Co-hosts Mass Timber Roundtable in Milwaukee, Continues Work to Expand Allowable Use of Mass Timber in Wisconsin Commercial Buildings​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​DSPS Secretary Crim Again Lowers Fees; New Schedule Goes into Effect July 1​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​​The Department of Safety and Professional Services celebrates Building Safety Month​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Visits Wisconsin Mass Timber Company, Explores Environmental and Economic Impact of Updated Mass Timber Code Provisions​​


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​DSPS Resumes Unarmed Combat Sports Program


PRESS R​ELEASE​: ​State Occupational Boards Pass Motions Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination, CDC Guidance


PRESS R​ELEASE: ​DSPS to Resume Enforcement of Fire Sprinkler Requirement in Multi-Family Dwellings​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE: ​​DSPS Budget​​​ Lowers Licensing Fees, Invests in Veterans, Fire Prevention, Clean Water, and Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic​​


PRESS R​ELEASE: COVID-19 Response, Plan Review Process Improvements, PDMP Accolades Among Year-End Highlights for Department of Safety and Professional Services


PRESS R​ELEASE: New Agreement Creates Licensing Reciprocity for Wisconsin Auctioneers in Ohio


PRESS R​ELEASE: Controlled Substances Board to Hear Testimony from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement​ on Dangerous Drug Activity​​


PRESS RELEASE: DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Joins Cap Times Ideas Fest and Wisconsin Leadership Summit, Launches Agency Diversity Initiative


PRESS RELEASE: Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Names Donna Moreland Deputy Secretary​​​​​​


PRESS RELEASE: School Safety Resources Release​​


PRESS RELEASE: Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board Releases Q2 Enhanced Prescription ​Drug Monitoring Program Report​​​​


PRESS R​ELEASE: Department of Safety and Professional Services Completes Inspections at Amazon Fulfillment Center in Beloit, Secretary-designee Cri​m Tours Facility​​


PRESS R​ELEASE: Department of Safety and Professional Services Plan Review Process Improvement Report​


PRESS RELEASE: Department of Safety and Professional Services Urges Caution with Fireworks​