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940.285(2)(a)(a) Any person, other than a person in charge of or employed in a facility under s. 940.29 or in a facility or program under s. 940.295 (2), who does any of the following may be penalized under par. (b):
940.285(2)(a)1. 1. Intentionally subjects an individual at risk to abuse.
940.285(2)(a)2. 2. Recklessly subjects an individual at risk to abuse.
940.285(2)(a)3. 3. Negligently subjects an individual at risk to abuse.
940.285(2)(b)1g.1g. Any person violating par. (a) 1. or 2. under circumstances that cause death is guilty of a Class C felony. Any person violating par. (a) 3. under circumstances that cause death is guilty of a Class D felony.
940.285(2)(b)1m. 1m. Any person violating par. (a) under circumstances that cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class F felony.
940.285(2)(b)1r. 1r. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class G felony. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.285(2)(b)2. 2. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.285(2)(b)4. 4. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that cause or are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.285(2)(b)5. 5. Any person violating par. (a) 1., 2. or 3. under circumstances not causing and not likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
940.29 940.29 Abuse of residents of penal facilities. Any person in charge of or employed in a penal or correctional institution or other place of confinement who abuses, neglects or ill-treats any person confined in or a resident of any such institution or place or who knowingly permits another person to do so is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.291 940.291 Law enforcement officer; failure to render aid.
940.291(1)(1) Any peace officer, while acting in the course of employment or under the authority of employment, who intentionally fails to render or make arrangements for any necessary first aid for any person in his or her actual custody is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if bodily harm results from the failure. This subsection applies whether the custody is lawful or unlawful and whether the custody is actual or constructive. A violation for intentionally failing to render first aid under this subsection applies only to first aid which the officer has the knowledge and ability to render.
940.291(2) (2) Any peace officer who knowingly permits another person to violate sub. (1), while acting in the course of employment or under the authority of employment, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.291 History History: 1983 a. 27.
940.295 940.295 Abuse and neglect of patients and residents.
940.295(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
940.295(1)(ad) (ad) "Abuse" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1) (a).
940.295(1)(ag) (ag) "Adult at risk" has the meaning given in s. 55.01 (1e).
940.295(1)(am) (am) "Adult family home" has the meaning given in s. 50.01 (1).
940.295(1)(b) (b) "Bodily harm" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1) (aj).
940.295(1)(c) (c) "Community-based residential facility" has the meaning given in s. 50.01 (1g).
940.295(1)(cr) (cr) "Elder adult at risk" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1) (br).
940.295(1)(d) (d) "Foster home" has the meaning given in s. 48.02 (6).
940.295(1)(e) (e) "Great bodily harm" has the meaning given in s. 939.22 (14).
940.295(1)(f) (f) "Group home" has the meaning given in s. 48.02 (7).
940.295(1)(g) (g) "Home health agency" has the meaning given in s. 50.49 (1) (a).
940.295(1)(h) (h) "Hospice" has the meaning given in s. 50.90 (1).
940.295(1)(hr) (hr) "Individual at risk" means an elder adult at risk or an adult at risk.
940.295(1)(i) (i) "Inpatient health care facility" has the meaning given in s. 50.135 (1).
940.295(1)(k) (k) "Neglect" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1) (f).
940.295(1)(km) (km) "Negligence" means an act, omission, or course of conduct that the actor should realize creates a substantial and unreasonable risk of death, great bodily harm, or bodily harm to another person.
940.295(1)(L) (L) "Patient" means any person who does any of the following:
940.295(1)(L)1. 1. Receives care or treatment from a facility or program under sub. (2), from an employee of a facility or program or from a person providing services under contract with a facility or program.
940.295(1)(L)2. 2. Arrives at a facility or program under sub. (2) for the purpose of receiving care or treatment from a facility or program under sub. (2), from an employee of a facility or program under sub. (2), or from a person providing services under contract with a facility or program under sub. (2).
940.295(1)(o) (o) "Recklessly" means conduct that creates a situation of unreasonable risk of death or harm to and demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of the patient or resident.
940.295(1)(p) (p) "Resident" means any person who resides in a facility under sub. (2).
940.295(1)(r) (r) "State treatment facility" has the meaning given in s. 51.01 (15).
940.295(1)(s) (s) "Treatment facility" has the meaning given in s. 51.01 (19).
940.295(2) (2)Applicability. This section applies to any of the following types of facilities or programs:
940.295(2)(a) (a) An adult day care center.
940.295(2)(b) (b) An adult family home.
940.295(2)(c) (c) A community-based residential facility.
940.295(2)(d) (d) A foster home.
940.295(2)(e) (e) A group home.
940.295(2)(f) (f) A home health agency.
940.295(2)(g) (g) A hospice.
940.295(2)(h) (h) An inpatient health care facility.
940.295(2)(i) (i) A program under s. 51.42 (2).
940.295(2)(j) (j) The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing under s. 115.52 and the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired under s. 115.525.
940.295(2)(k) (k) A state treatment facility.
940.295(2)(L) (L) A treatment facility.
940.295(2)(m) (m) A residential care center for children and youth operated by a child welfare agency licensed under s. 48.60 or an institution operated by a public agency for the care of neglected, dependent, or delinquent children.
940.295(2)(n) (n) Any other health facility or care-related facility or home, whether publicly or privately owned.
940.295(3) (3)Abuse and neglect; penalties.
940.295(3)(a)(a) Any person in charge of or employed in any facility or program under sub. (2) who does any of the following, or who knowingly permits another person to do so, may be penalized under par. (b):
940.295(3)(a)1. 1. Intentionally abuses or intentionally neglects a patient or resident.
940.295(3)(a)2. 2. Recklessly abuses or recklessly neglects a patient or resident.
940.295(3)(a)3. 3. Except as provided in par. (am), abuses, with negligence, or neglects a patient or a resident.
940.295(3)(am) (am) Paragraph (a) 3. does not apply to a health care provider acting in the scope of his or her practice or employment who commits an act or omission of mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct, or failure in good performance as the result of inability, incapacity, inadvertency, ordinary negligence, or good faith error in judgment or discretion.
940.295(3)(b)1g.1g. Any person violating par. (a) 1. or 2. under circumstances that cause death to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class C felony. Any person violating par. (a) 3. under circumstances that cause death to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class D felony.
940.295(3)(b)1m. 1m. Any person violating par. (a) under circumstances that cause great bodily harm to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.295(3)(b)1r. 1r. Except as provided in subd. 1m., any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class F felony. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class G felony.
940.295(3)(b)2. 2. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.295(3)(b)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 1m., any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.295(3)(b)4. 4. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that cause or are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.295(3)(b)5. 5. Any person violating par. (a) 1., 2. or 3. under circumstances not causing and not likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
940.295 Annotation Evidence that residents suffered weight loss and bedsores was sufficient to support the conviction of a nursing home administrator for abuse of residents. State v. Serebin, 119 Wis. 2d 837, 350 N.W.2d 65 (1984).
940.295 Annotation Section 50.135 (1), as incorporated in sub. (1) (i), requires that all of the specifically enumerated facilities must be places licensed or approved by DHFS. A VA hospital is subject to federal regulation but is not licensed or regulated by the state and thus not within the definition of inpatient health care facility. State v. Powers, 2004 WI App 156, 276 Wis. 2d 107, 687 N.W.2d 50, 03-1514.
940.295 Annotation Seeking Justice in Death's Waiting Room: Barriers to Effectively Prosecuting Crime in Long-term Care Facilities. Hanrahan. Wis. Law. Aug. 2004.
940.295 Annotation A Response: Issues Affecting Long-term Care. Purtell. Wis. Law. Oct. 2004.
940.30 940.30 False imprisonment. Whoever intentionally confines or restrains another without the person's consent and with knowledge that he or she has no lawful authority to do so is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.30 History History: 1977 c. 173; 2001 a. 109.
940.30 Annotation False imprisonment is not a lesser included offense of the crime of kidnapping. Geitner v. State, 59 Wis. 2d 128, 207 N.W.2d 837.
940.30 Annotation A victim need only take advantage of reasonable means of escape; a victim need not expose himself or herself or others to danger in attempt to escape. State v. C.V.C. 153 Wis. 2d 145, 450 N.W.2d 463 (Ct. App. 1989).
940.30 Annotation False imprisonment, or confinement, is the intentional, unlawful, and uncontested restraint by one person of the physical liberty of another. State v. Burroughs, 2002 WI App 18, 250 Wis. 2d 180, 640 N.W.2d 190, 01-0738.
940.30 Annotation In the context of false imprisonment, consent means words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to be confined or restrained. Under the circumstances of the case, even if the jury did not believe that the victim said no, a reasonable jury could have determined beyond a reasonable doubt that she did not consent to the restraint. State v. Long, 2009 WI 36, 317 Wis. 2d 92, 765 N.W.2d 557, 07-2307.
940.302 940.302 Human trafficking.
940.302(1)(1) In this section:
940.302(1)(a) (a) "Commercial sex act" means any of the following for which anything of value is given to, promised, or received, directly or indirectly, by any person:
940.302(1)(a)1. 1. Sexual contact.
940.302(1)(a)2. 2. Sexual intercourse.
940.302(1)(a)3. 3. Except as provided in sub. (2) (c), any of the following:
940.302(1)(a)3.a. a. Sexually explicit performance.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)