Do the open meeting law exceptions for closed sessions in Wis. Stat. sec. 19.85 compel the use of a closed session?
No. The authorizations for closed sessions set forth in Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.85 merely permit closed sessions in the specified
circumstances. None of the authorizations require a closed session.
However, the closed session exceptions encompass some subject areas that
implicate other legal duties. These non-open meeting law duties can
prohibit public disclosure and discussion of certain information
(e.g.,confidentiality of health care records).