Date of enactment: May 1, 1996
1995 Assembly Bill 568
Date of publication*: May 15, 1996
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 300
An Act to amend 940.22 (2) of the statutes; relating to: sexual exploitation by a therapist and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
300, s. 1
940.22 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
940.22 (2) Sexual contact prohibited. Any person who is or who holds himself or herself out to be a therapist and who intentionally has sexual contact with a patient or client during any ongoing therapist-patient or therapist-client relationship, regardless of whether it occurs during any treatment, consultation, interview or examination, is guilty of a Class D
C felony. Consent is not an issue in an action under this subsection.
(1) This act first applies to offenses occurring on the effective date of this subsection.