Wisconsin Statutes Health (Ch. 140 to 162) § 154.02. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) “Declaration” means a written, witnessed document voluntarily executed by the declarant under s. 154.03(1) , but is not limited in form or substance to that provided in s. 154.03(2) .

(2) “Feeding tube” means a medical tube through which nutrition or hydration is administered into the vein, stomach, nose, mouth or other body opening of a qualified patient.

(3) “Qualified patient” means a declarant who has been diagnosed and certified in writing to be afflicted with a terminal condition or to be in a persistent vegetative state by 2 physicians, one of whom is the attending physician, who have personally examined the declarant.


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