51.15 (11) Liability.
Any individual who acts in accordance with this section, 5
including making a determination that an individual has or does not have mental 6
illness or evidences or does not evidence a substantial probability of harm under sub. 7
(1) (ar) 1., 2., 3., or 4. or a determination under sub. (2) (b) that the transfer of an 8
individual is medically appropriate, is not liable for any actions taken in good faith. 9
The good faith of the actor shall be presumed in any civil action. Whoever asserts 10
that the individual who acts in accordance with this section has not acted in good 11
faith has the burden of proving that assertion by evidence that is clear, satisfactory 12
and convincing. When a county, city, village, or town contracts with an ambulance
13service provider or a 3rd-party vendor that is not a law enforcement agency to
1provide transport services under sub. (2), if the ambulance service provider or
23rd-party vendor meets the criteria established by the department for purposes of
3reimbursement under the Medical Assistance program, the county, city, village, or
4town is not liable for any damage or injury that occurs during or as a result of
5transport by the ambulance service provider or 3rd-party vendor under sub. (2).