Date of enactment:
2005 Assembly Bill 1021   Date of publication*:
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2003-04 : Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to create 904.14 of the statutes; relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
AB1021,1 Section 1. 904.14 of the statutes is created to read:
904.14 Inadmissibility of statement by health care provider of apology or condolence. (1) In this section:
(a) “Health care provider" has the meaning given in s. 153.01 (4t).
(b) “Relative" has the meaning given in s. 146.34 (1) (j).
(2) A statement, gesture, or conduct of a health care provider or a health care provider's employee or agent, that expresses apology, benevolence, compassion, condolence, fault, liability, responsibility, or sympathy to a patient or to his or her relative or representative is not admissible into evidence or subject to discovery in any civil action or administrative hearing regarding the health care provider as evidence of liability or as an admission against interest.
AB1021,2 Section 2. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to statements, gestures, or conduct that occur on the effective date of this subsection.