157.055(2)(d) (d) If reasonable and necessary for emergency response, require a funeral establishment, as a condition of its permit under s. 445.105 (1), to accept human remains or provide the use of its business or facility, including by transferring the management and supervision of the funeral establishment to the public health authority, for a period of time not to exceed the period of the state of emergency.
157.055(2)(e) (e) Require the labeling of all human remains before disposal with all available identifying information and information concerning the circumstances of death and, in addition, require that the human remains of an individual with a communicable disease be clearly tagged to indicate that remains contain a communicable disease and, if known, the specific communicable disease.
157.055(2)(f) (f) Maintain or require the maintenance of a written or electronic record of all human remains that are disposed of, including all available identifying information and information concerning the circumstances of death and disposal. If it is impossible to identify human remains prior to disposal, the public health authority may require that a qualified person obtain any fingerprints, photographs, or identifying dental information, and collect a specimen of deoxyribonucleic acid from the human remains and transmit this information to the public health authority.
157.055(2)(g) (g) Notwithstanding s. 59.34 (1) or 59.35 (1), authorize a county medical examiner or a county coroner to appoint emergency assistant medical examiners or emergency deputy coroners, whichever is applicable, if necessary to perform the duties of the office of medical examiner or coroner, and to prescribe the duties of the emergency assistant medical examiners or emergency deputy coroners. The term of any emergency appointment authorized under this paragraph may not exceed the period of the state emergency. A county medical examiner or county coroner may terminate an emergency appointment before the end of the period of the state emergency, if termination of the appointment will not impede the performance of the duties of his or her office.
157.055 History History: 2001 a. 109; 2005 a. 31; 2009 a. 42, 282.
157.06 157.06 Anatomical gifts.
157.06(2)(2)Definitions. In this section:
157.06(2)(a) (a) “Agent" means a health care agent, as defined in s. 155.01 (4), or an individual who is expressly authorized in a record that is signed by a principal to make an anatomical gift of the principal's body or part.
157.06(2)(b) (b) “Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death, as determined in accordance with s. 146.71, for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education.
157.06(2)(c) (c) “Decedent" means a deceased individual.
157.06(2)(d) (d) “Disinterested witness" means a witness who is not any of the following:
157.06(2)(d)1. 1. The spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift.
157.06(2)(d)2. 2. A person who exhibits special care and concern, except as a compensated health care provider, for the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift.
157.06(2)(d)3. 3. Any other person to whom the anatomical gift could pass under sub. (11).
157.06(2)(e) (e) “Donor" means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift.
157.06(2)(f) (f) “Donor registry" means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts and amendments to or revocations of anatomical gifts.
157.06(2)(g) (g) “Driver's license" means a license or permit to operate a vehicle, whether or not conditions are attached to the license or permit, that is issued by the department of transportation under ch. 343.
157.06(2)(h) (h) “Eye bank" means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes.
157.06(2)(i) (i) “Guardian" means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual, and does not include a guardian ad litem.
157.06(2)(j) (j) “Hospital" means a facility approved as a hospital under s. 50.35 or a facility operated as a hospital by the federal government, a state, or a political subdivision of a state.
157.06(2)(k) (k) “Identification card" means an identification card issued by the department of transportation under s. 343.50.
157.06(2)(L) (L) “Organ procurement organization" means a person designated by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization.
157.06(2)(m) (m) “Parent" has the meaning given under s. 48.02 (13).
157.06(2)(n) (n) “Part" means a vascularized organ, eye, or tissue of a human being. “Part" does not mean a whole human body.
157.06(2)(o) (o) “Physician" means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the laws of any state.
157.06(2)(p) (p) “Procurement organization" means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank.
157.06(2)(q) (q) “Prospective donor" means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. An individual who has refused to make an anatomical gift as provided under sub. (7) is not a prospective donor.
157.06(2)(r) (r) “Reasonably available" means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift.
157.06(2)(s) (s) “Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form.
157.06(2)(t) (t) “Record of gift" means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift, including a statement or symbol on a driver's license or identification card or in a donor registry.
157.06(2)(u) (u) “Record of refusal" means a record created under sub. (7) that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part.
157.06(2)(v) (v) “Sign" means to do any of the following with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
157.06(2)(v)1. 1. Execute or adopt a signature or tangible symbol.
157.06(2)(v)2. 2. Attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or process.
157.06(2)(w) (w) “Technician" means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law and includes an enucleator.
157.06(2)(x) (x) “Tissue" means a portion of the human body other than a vascularized organ or eye and does not include blood unless the blood is donated for the purpose of research or education.
157.06(2)(y) (y) “Tissue bank" means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue.
157.06(2)(z) (z) “Transplant hospital" means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients.
157.06(2)(zm) (zm) “Vascularized organ" means a heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, or other organ that requires the continuous circulation of blood to remain useful for purposes of transplantation.
157.06(2m) (2m)Signing for a person who is physically unable. If an individual who is physically unable to sign a record under sub. (5) (a) 4. or (b) 1., (6) (a) 1., (b) 1., (c) 1., or (d) 1., or (7) (a) 1. or (b) 1. directs another to sign the record on his or her behalf, the signature of the other individual authenticates the record as long as all of the following conditions are satisfied:
157.06(2m)(a) (a) The signature of the other individual is witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(2m)(b) (b) The witnesses sign the record at the request of the individual who is physically unable to sign.
157.06(2m)(c) (c) The record includes a statement that it was signed and witnessed at the request of the individual who is physically unable to sign.
157.06(4) (4)Who may make an anatomical gift before donor's death. Except as provided in subs. (7) and (8), any of the following may during the life of a donor make an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part in the manner provided in sub. (5):
157.06(4)(a) (a) The donor, if he or she is at least 15 and one-half years of age or is an emancipated minor.
157.06(4)(b) (b) An agent of the donor, unless the donor's power of attorney for health care instrument under ch. 155 or some other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift.
157.06(4)(c) (c) A parent of the donor, if the donor is an unemancipated minor and does not object to the making of the anatomical gift.
157.06(4)(d) (d) A guardian of the donor unless a health care agent under ch. 155 has authority to make an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part.
157.06(5) (5)Manner of making an anatomical gift before donor's death.
157.06(5)(a)(a) A donor under sub. (4) (a) may make an anatomical gift by doing any of the following:
157.06(5)(a)1. 1. Affixing to, or authorizing a person to imprint on, the donor's driver's license or identification card a statement or symbol that indicates that the donor has made an anatomical gift.
157.06(5)(a)2. 2. Including an anatomical gift in his or her will.
157.06(5)(a)3. 3. If the donor has a terminal illness or injury, communicating the anatomical gift by any means to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(5)(a)4. 4. Signing a donor card or other record that includes an anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign a record, by directing another individual to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(5)(a)5. 5. Authorizing a person to include in a donor registry a statement or symbol that indicates that the donor has made an anatomical gift.
157.06(5)(b) (b) A person under sub. (4) (b) to (d) may make an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part during the donor's life by doing any of the following:
157.06(5)(b)1. 1. Signing a donor card or other record that includes an anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign a record, by directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(5)(b)2. 2. Authorizing another to include in a donor registry a statement or symbol that indicates that the person has made an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part.
157.06(5)(c) (c) The revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of a driver's license or identification card on which an anatomical gift has been made does not invalidate the anatomical gift.
157.06(5)(d) (d) An anatomical gift made by will takes effect upon the donor's death whether or not the will is probated. Invalidation of the will after the donor's death does not invalidate the anatomical gift.
157.06(6) (6)Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor's death.
157.06(6)(a)(a) Subject to sub. (8), a donor may amend an anatomical gift of his or her body or part by doing any of the following:
157.06(6)(a)1. 1. Signing a record that amends the anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(6)(a)2. 2. Subsequently executing a record of gift that amends a previously executed anatomical gift or a portion of a previously executed anatomical gift either expressly or by inconsistency.
157.06(6)(a)3. 3. If the anatomical gift was not made in a will and the donor has a terminal illness or injury, communicating in any manner an amendment of the anatomical gift to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(6)(a)4. 4. If the anatomical gift was made in a will, amending the will.
157.06(6)(b) (b) Subject to sub. (8), a donor may revoke an anatomical gift of his or her body or part by doing any of the following:
157.06(6)(b)1. 1. Signing a record that revokes the anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(6)(b)2. 2. Subsequently executing a record of gift that revokes a previously executed anatomical gift or a portion of a previously executed anatomical gift either expressly or by inconsistency.
157.06(6)(b)3. 3. If the anatomical gift was not made in a will and if the donor has a terminal illness or injury, communicating in any manner the revocation of the anatomical gift to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(6)(b)4. 4. If the anatomical gift was made in a will, amending or revoking the will.
157.06(6)(b)5. 5. If the anatomical gift was made in a record of gift, destroying or cancelling the record of gift, or the portion of the record of gift used to make the anatomical gift, with intent to revoke the anatomical gift.
157.06(6)(c) (c) Subject to sub. (8), a person who is authorized to make an anatomical gift under sub. (4) (b) to (d) may amend an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part before the donor's death by doing any of the following:
157.06(6)(c)1. 1. Signing a record that amends the anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(6)(c)2. 2. Subsequently executing a record of gift that amends a previously executed anatomical gift or a portion of a previously executed anatomical gift either expressly or by inconsistency.
157.06(6)(d) (d) Subject to sub. (8), a person who is authorized to make an anatomical gift under sub. (4) (b) to (d) may revoke an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part before the donor's death by doing any of the following:
157.06(6)(d)1. 1. Signing a record that revokes the anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(6)(d)2. 2. Subsequently executing a record of gift that revokes a previously executed anatomical gift or a portion of a previously executed anatomical gift either expressly or by inconsistency.
157.06(6)(d)3. 3. If the anatomical gift was made in a record of gift, destroying or cancelling the record of gift, or the portion of the record of gift used to make the anatomical gift, with intent to revoke the anatomical gift.
157.06(7) (7)Refusal to make an anatomical gift; effect of refusal.
157.06(7)(a)(a) An individual may refuse to make an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part by doing any of the following:
157.06(7)(a)1. 1. Signing a record refusing to make an anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(7)(a)2. 2. Including a refusal to make an anatomical gift in the individual's will, whether or not the will is admitted to probate or invalidated after the individual's death.
157.06(7)(a)3. 3. If the individual has a terminal illness or injury, communicating in any manner a refusal to make an anatomical gift to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(7)(b) (b) An individual who has made a refusal to make an anatomical gift under this subsection may amend or revoke the refusal to make an anatomical gift by doing any of the following:
157.06(7)(b)1. 1. Signing a record amending or revoking the refusal to make an anatomical gift or, if physically unable to sign, directing another to sign the record as provided in sub. (2m).
157.06(7)(b)2. 2. If the refusal to make an anatomical gift was made in the individual's will, amending or revoking the will, whether or not the will is admitted to probate or invalidated after the individual's death.
157.06(7)(b)3. 3. If the individual has a terminal illness or injury, communicating in any manner an amendment to or revocation of the refusal to make an anatomical gift to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.
157.06(7)(b)4. 4. Subsequently making an anatomical gift as provided under sub. (5) (a) that is inconsistent with the refusal to make an anatomical gift.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)