Sections
Subchapter I Care and Service Residential Facilities 50.01 – 50.14
Subchapter II Hospitals 50.32 – 50.498
Subchapter III Rural Medical Centers 50.50 – 50.57
Subchapter V Clinics 50.60 – 50.65
Subchapter VI Hospices 50.90 – 50.981

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes > Chapter 50

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated any state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "adult" means a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Adult family home: means one of the following and does not include a place that is specified in sub. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Advanced practice nurse prescriber: means an advanced practice nurse who is certified under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation of a cooperative unless the context otherwise requires. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Association: includes both cooperatives and foreign cooperatives. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Board: means the board of directors of a cooperative. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Bylaws: means the bylaws of a cooperative. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • chief of a fire department: includes the chief of a department under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Chiropractor: means a person holding a license issued by the chiropractic examining board. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Community-based residential facility: means a place where 5 or more adults who are not related to the operator or administrator and who do not require care above intermediate level nursing care reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board but that include no more than 3 hours of nursing care per week per resident. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Cooperative: means an association incorporated under this chapter. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Corporation: means all corporations not associations. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • County board: means the county board of supervisors. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Facility: means a nursing home or community-based residential facility. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Fire department: includes a department under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Fire fighter: includes a person serving under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Food: has the meaning specified in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.14
  • Foreign cooperative: means an association incorporated under a cooperative law of another state which has members residing within this state and which is operating on the following cooperative basis:
      (a)    No member of the foreign cooperative who is an individual is allowed more than one vote because of the amount of stock or membership capital the member owns therein; and
      (b)    The foreign cooperative shall not deal in the products of or for nonmembers to an amount greater in value than such as are handled by it for members; and
      (c)    The foreign cooperative distributes its proceeds according to either s. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day on which the statute containing it takes effect; "hereafter" means the time after the statute containing such word takes effect. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Highway: includes all public ways and thoroughfares and all bridges upon the same. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Home health agency: has the meaning given under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Immediate jeopardy: means a situation in which a nursing home's noncompliance with one or more requirements under Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Inspector: means a state inspector of weights and measures. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.03
  • Intensive skilled nursing care: means care requiring specialized nursing assessment skills and the performance of specific services and procedures that are complex because of the resident's condition or the type or number of procedures that are necessary, including any of the following:
  •       (a)    Direct patient observation or monitoring or performance of complex nursing procedures by registered nurses or licensed practical nurses on a continuing basis. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Intermediate level nursing care: means basic care that is required by a person who has a long-term illness or disability that has reached a relatively stable plateau. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Licensed practical nurse: means a licensed practical nurse who is licensed or has a temporary permit under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Licensed practical nurse: includes a licensed practical/vocational nurse who holds a multistate license, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Marketing agreement: means an agreement entered into by the secretary under this chapter. See Wisconsin Statutes 49.84
  • Marketing order: means an order issued by the secretary under this chapter. See Wisconsin Statutes 49.84
  • Member: means a person who has been qualified and accepted for membership in an association. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • members: as used in this chapter with respect to the right of a member to vote, voting procedure, the required proportion of member votes, actions that must or may be taken by members, the number of members required for a quorum and the eligibility of directors, means a member or members entitled to vote, unless the bylaws provide otherwise. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Membership stock: means any class of stock, continuous ownership of which is required for membership in a cooperative. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated a state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "minor" does not include a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Municipality: means a city or village. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.03
  • Nurse aide: means a person who performs routine patient care duties delegated by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who supervises the person, for the direct health care of a patient or resident. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Nursing care: means nursing procedures, other than personal care, that are permitted to be performed by a registered nurse under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Nursing home: means a place where 5 or more persons who are not related to the operator or administrator reside, receive care or treatment and, because of their mental or physical condition, require access to 24-hour nursing services, including limited nursing care, intermediate level nursing care and skilled nursing services. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Nursing home administrator: has the meaning assigned in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Operator: means any person licensed or required to be licensed under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Optical disc: means a rotating circular plate on which information or images are placed in storage, and which is recorded and read by laser beams focused on the plate. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Optical imaging: means transferring to a format employing an optical disc. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Patronage: means business done by a patron with a cooperative and, if the bylaws provide, labor performed for a cooperative by a patron. See Wisconsin Statutes 88.49
  • Personal care: means assistance with the activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing and ambulation, but does not include nursing care. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, evidences of debt and energy. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Personal representative: means a person, however denominated, who is authorized to administer a decedent's estate. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Physician assistant: has the meaning given in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Plan of correction: means a nursing home's response to alleged deficiencies cited by the department on forms provided by the department. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular or special federal census. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Preceding: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next preceding that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Property: includes food; agricultural and commercial products, commodities or equipment; household furnishings; automobiles, boats, snowmobiles or other vehicles and conveyances; and all other items of a personal, family, household, agricultural, business or commercial nature which may be the subject of a contract of storage. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.14
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Public warehouse: includes a food warehouse, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.14
  • Public warehouse keeper: means any person who is required to be licensed under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.14
  • railroad company: include any person managing, maintaining, operating or in possession of a railroad, whether as owner, contractor, lessee, mortgagee, trustee, assignee or receiver. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Referendum: means any voting procedure under which affected producers or handlers may, by secret ballot, vote for or against the issuance, amendment or termination of a marketing order. See Wisconsin Statutes 49.84
  • Registered nurse: means a registered nurse who is licensed under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Registered nurse: includes a registered nurse who holds a multistate license, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Resident: means a person who is cared for or treated in and is not discharged from a nursing home, community-based residential facility or adult family home, irrespective of how admitted. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Residential care apartment complex: means a place where 5 or more adults reside that consists of independent apartments, each of which has an individual lockable entrance and exit, a kitchen, including a stove, and individual bathroom, sleeping and living areas, and that provides, to a person who resides in the place, not more than 28 hours per week of services that are supportive, personal and nursing services. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Respite care: means care anticipated to be provided in a nursing home for a period of 28 days or less for the purpose of temporarily relieving a family member or other caregiver from his or her daily caregiving duties. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • seal: includes the word "seal" the letters "L S" and a scroll or other device intended to represent a seal, if any is affixed in the proper place for a seal, as well as an impression of a seal on the instrument. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Short-term care: means recuperative care or respite care provided in a nursing home. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Skilled nursing services: means those services, to which all of the following apply, that are provided to a resident under a physician's orders:
  •       (a)    The services require the skills of and are provided directly by or under the supervision of a person whose licensed, registered, certified or permitted scope of practice is at least equivalent to that of a licensed practical nurse. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • sold: include barter or exchange, and any offering or exposing for sale or possession with intent to sell. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.03
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Town: may be construed to include cities, villages, wards or districts. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Town board: means the town board of supervisors. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia, the states, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories organized by congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Village: means incorporated village. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Violation: means a failure to comply with any provision of this subchapter or administrative rule promulgated thereunder. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.01
  • Warehouse: means any building, room, structure or facility used for the storage of property. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.14
  • Week: means 7 consecutive days. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Weight: means net weight when used in reference to a commodity. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.03
  • Weights and measures: means weights and measures of every kind, instruments and devices for weighing and measuring, and any appliances and accessories used with any or all such instruments and devices, except meters for the measurement of electricity, gas (natural and manufactured) or water when the same are operated in a public utility system. See Wisconsin Statutes 50.03