(1) Any person committed as provided in this chapter may be paroled if it appears to the satisfaction of the department of health services after recommendation by a special review board, appointed by the department, a majority of whose members shall not be connected with the department, that the person is capable of making an acceptable adjustment in society. Before a person is released on parole under this section, the department of health services shall so notify the municipal police department and county sheriff for the area where the person will be residing. The notification requirement does not apply if a municipal department or county sheriff submits to the department of health services a written statement waiving the right to be notified. Probation, extended supervision and parole agents of the department of corrections shall supervise persons paroled under this section.
(2) If a parolee under sub. (1) violates the conditions of parole, the department of corrections may initiate a proceeding before the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration. Unless waived by the parolee, a hearing examiner for the division shall conduct an administrative hearing and enter an order either revoking or not revoking parole. Upon request of either party, the administrator of the division shall review the order. If the parolee waives the final administrative hearing, the secretary of health services shall enter an order either revoking or not revoking parole.