Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 154.225

  • 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
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Qualified: when applied to any person elected or appointed to office, means that such person has done those things which the person was by law required to do before entering upon the duties of the person's office. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    In this section:
      (a)    “Guardian” has the meaning given in s. 51.40 (1) (f).
      (b)    “Health care agent has the meaning given in s. 155.01 (4).
      (c)    “Incapacitated” has the meaning given in s. 50.06 (1).
   (2)   The guardian or health care agent of an incapacitated qualified patient may request a do-not-resuscitate order on behalf of that incapacitated qualified patient and consent to the order and sign it after receiving the information specified in s. 154.19 (2) (a). The guardian or health care agent of an incapacitated qualified patient may revoke a do-not-resuscitate order on behalf of the incapacitated qualified patient by any of the following methods:
      (a)    The guardian or health care agent directs an emergency medical services practitioner, an emergency medical responder, or a person who serves as a member of an emergency health care facility’s personnel to resuscitate the patient. The emergency medical services practitioner, the emergency medical responder, or the member of the emergency health care facility shall promptly remove the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.
      (b)    The guardian or health care agent defaces, burns, cuts or otherwise destroys the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.
      (c)    The guardian or health care agent removes the do-not-resuscitate bracelet.