Skip to main content

Wisconsin Statutes Health (Ch. 140 to 162) § 154.13. Filing declaration

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

(1) A declarant or an individual authorized by the declarant may, for a fee, file the declarant's declaration, for safekeeping, with the register in probate of the county in which the declarant resides.

(2) If a declarant or authorized individual has filed the declarant's declaration as specified in sub. (1), the following persons may have access to the declaration without first obtaining consent from the declarant:

(a) The individual authorized by the declarant.

(b) A health care provider who is providing care to the declarant.

(c) The court and all parties involved in proceedings in this state for adjudication of incompetency and appointment of a guardian for the declarant, for emergency detention under s. 51.15, for involuntary commitment under s. 51.20, or for protective placement or protective services under ch. 55.

(d) Any person under the order of a court for good cause shown.

(3) Failure to file a declaration under sub. (1) creates no presumption about the intent of an individual with regard to his or her health care decisions.

Cite this article: - Wisconsin Statutes Health (Ch. 140 to 162) § 154.13. Filing declaration - last updated January 01, 2018 |

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard