Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 154.21

  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    Method of revocation. A patient may revoke a do-not-resuscitate order at any time by any of the following methods:
      (a)    The patient expresses to an emergency medical services practitioner, to an emergency medical responder, or to a person who serves as a member of an emergency health care facility’s personnel the desire to be resuscitated. The emergency medical services practitioner, emergency medical responder, or the member of the emergency health care facility shall promptly remove the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.
      (b)    The patient defaces, burns, cuts or otherwise destroys the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.
      (c)    The patient removes the do-not-resuscitate bracelet or another person, at the patient’s request, removes the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.
   (2)   Recording the revocation. The attending physician shall be notified as soon as practicable of the patient’s revocation and shall record in the patient’s medical record the time, date and place of the revocation, if known, and the time, date and place, if different, that he or she was notified of the revocation. A revocation under sub. (1) is effective regardless of when the attending physician has been notified of that revocation.