HEALTH CARE LIABILITY AND INJURED PATIENTS AND FAMILIES COMPENSATION
Exemptions for public employees and facilities and volunteers.
Health care provider employees.
Actions against health care providers.
Future medical expenses.
Claim by minor sibling for loss of society and companionship.
Limitation on noneconomic damages.
Information needed to set fees.
Limitations of liability; proof of financial responsibility.
Insurance policy forms.
Insurance policy limitations.
Availability and effectiveness for health care liability insurance.
Reports on claims paid.
INJURED PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
Injured patients and families compensation fund.
Injured patients and families compensation fund peer review council.
Establishment of mediation system.
Request for mediation prior to court action.
Request for mediation in conjunction with court action.
Reports to licensing bodies.
Notice to health care providers and fund.
Mediation panels; mediation period.
Ch. 655 Cross-reference
See definitions in ss. 600.03
Ch. 655 Cross-reference
See also ch. Ins 17
, Wis. adm. code.
In this chapter:
"Department" means the department of health services.
"Fiscal year" means the period beginning on July 1 and ending on the following June 30.
"Fund" means the injured patients and families compensation fund under s. 655.27
"Graduate medical education program" means a program approved by the medical examining board that provides postgraduate medical education and training for a person who possesses a diploma from a medical or osteopathic college or who has the equivalent education and experience from a foreign medical school recognized by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
"Health care practitioner" means a health care professional, as defined in s. 180.1901 (1m)
, who is an employee of a health care provider described in s. 655.002 (1) (d)
, or (f)
and who has the authority to provide health care services that are not in collaboration with a physician under s. 441.15 (2) (b)
or under the direction and supervision of a physician or nurse anesthetist.
"Health care provider" means a person to whom this chapter applies under s. 655.002 (1)
or a person who elects to be subject to this chapter under s. 655.002 (2)
"Nurse anesthetist" means a nurse licensed under ch. 441
or in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 (2) (j)
, who is certified as a nurse anesthetist by the American association of nurse anesthetists.