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55.19(1)(a)1.e. e. If the petitioner alleged under s. 55.14 (3) (e) 2. that the individual met one of the dangerousness criteria set forth in s. 51.20 (1) (a) 2. a. to e., whether the individual continues to meet the criterion.
55.19(1)(a)1.f. f. The comments of the individual and the individual's guardian during the performance of the review, as summarized by the county department, and the response of the county department to the comments.
55.19(1)(a)1.g. g. The comments, if any, of a staff member at the facility at which the individual is placed or receives services or at which psychotropic medication is administered to the individual that are relevant to the review of the continued need for the order.
55.19(1)(a)2. 2. File with the court under subd. 1. a petition for annual review by the court of the order.
55.19(1)(a)3. 3. Provide the report under subd. 1. to the individual and the guardian of the individual.
55.19(1)(b) (b) If, in an annual review of an individual's status under par. (a), the individual or the individual's guardian or guardian ad litem requests termination of the order and a hearing that meets the requirements of s. 55.10 is provided, or if a hearing under the requirements of s. 55.10 is provided pursuant to a petition for modification or termination of the order, the county department is not required to initiate a subsequent review under par. (a) until the first day of the 11th month after the date that the court issues a final order after the hearing.
55.19(1)(bm) (bm) If the individual is subject to a protective placement order, the review under par. (a) shall be conducted simultaneously with the review under s. 55.18 of the individual's protective placement.
55.19(1)(c) (c) The review under par. (a) may not be conducted by a person who is an employee of a facility in which the individual resides or from which the individual receives services.
55.19(1m) (1m)County agreement. The county of residence of an individual who is subject to an order under s. 55.14 and is provided protective placement in a different county may enter into an agreement with that county under which the county of the individual's placement performs all or part of the duties of the county of residence under this section.
55.19(2) (2)Guardian ad litem appointment and report. After a county department has filed a report with a court under sub. (1) (a) 1., the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem in accordance with s. 757.48 (1). The guardian ad litem shall do all of the following:
55.19(2)(a) (a) Review the report filed under sub. (1) (a) 1., and any other relevant reports on the individual's condition and continued need for the order under s. 55.14.
55.19(2)(b) (b) Meet with the individual and contact the individual's guardian and orally explain to the individual and guardian all of the following:
55.19(2)(b)1. 1. The procedure for review of an order for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication.
55.19(2)(b)2. 2. The right of the individual to appointment of legal counsel under sub. (3) (c).
55.19(2)(b)3. 3. The right to an evaluation under sub. (3) (b).
55.19(2)(b)4. 4. The contents of the report under sub. (1) (a) 1.
55.19(2)(b)5. 5. That a termination or modification of the order or modification of the treatment plan for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication may be ordered by the court.
55.19(2)(b)6. 6. The right to a hearing under sub. (3) (d) and an explanation that the individual or the individual's guardian may request a hearing that meets the requirements under s. 55.10.
55.19(2)(c) (c) Provide the information required under par. (b) to the individual and to the individual's guardian in writing.
55.19(2)(d) (d) Review the individual's condition and rights with the individual's guardian.
55.19(2)(e) (e) Ascertain whether the individual wishes to exercise any of his or her rights under sub. (3) (b), (c), or (d).
55.19(2)(f) (f) Within 30 days after appointment, file with the court a written report based on information obtained under this subsection and any other evaluations or records of the individual. The report shall discuss whether the individual appears to continue to meet the standards for an order under s. 55.14. The report shall also state whether any of the following apply:
55.19(2)(f)1. 1. An evaluation under sub. (3) (b) is requested by the guardian ad litem, the individual, or the individual's guardian.
55.19(2)(f)2. 2. The individual or the individual's guardian requests termination of the order under s. 55.14.
55.19(2)(f)3. 3. The individual or the individual's guardian requests or the guardian ad litem recommends that legal counsel be appointed for the individual.
55.19(2)(f)4. 4. The individual or the individual's guardian or guardian ad litem requests a hearing that meets the requirements of s. 55.10 for the individual.
55.19(2)(g) (g) Certify to the court that he or she has complied with the requirements of pars. (a) to (e).
55.19(3) (3)Court review of reports; hearing; order.
55.19(3)(a)(a) The court that issued the order under s. 55.14 shall review the report of the guardian ad litem under sub. (2) (f) and the report filed under sub. (1) (a) 1.
55.19(3)(b) (b) The court shall order an evaluation, by a person who is not an employee of the county department, of the physical, mental, and social condition of the individual that is relevant to the issue of the continued need for the order under s. 55.14 and that is independent of the review performed under sub. (1) (a) if any of the following apply:
55.19(3)(b)1. 1. The report required under sub. (1) (a) 1. is not timely filed, or the court determines that the report fails to meet the requirements of sub. (1) (c).
55.19(3)(b)2. 2. Following review of the guardian ad litem's report under sub. (2) (f), the court determines that an independent evaluation for the individual is necessary.
55.19(3)(b)3. 3. The individual or the individual's guardian or guardian ad litem so requests.
55.19(3)(bm) (bm) If an evaluation is ordered under par. (b), it shall be performed at the expense of the individual or, if the individual is indigent, at the expense of the county of residence under sub. (1) (a).
55.19(3)(br) (br) The court shall order that the county department obtain any other necessary information with respect to the individual.
55.19(3)(c) (c) The court shall refer an individual for appointment of legal counsel under s. 55.105 if any of the following apply:
55.19(3)(c)1. 1. Following review of the guardian ad litem's report under sub. (2) (f), the court determines that legal counsel for the individual is necessary.
55.19(3)(c)2. 2. The individual or the individual's guardian or guardian ad litem so requests.
55.19(3)(d) (d) The court shall order either a summary hearing or a hearing that meets the requirements of s. 55.10. A summary hearing shall be held on the record, may be held in court or by other means, including by telephone or videoconference, is not an evidentiary hearing, and does not require attendance by the individual. The court shall hold a hearing under the requirements of s. 55.10 if any of the following apply:
55.19(3)(d)1. 1. The individual or the individual's guardian or guardian ad litem so requests.
55.19(3)(d)2. 2. The report under sub. (2) (f) indicates that the individual no longer meets the standards for an order under s. 55.14 (8).
55.19(3)(d)3. 3. The report under sub. (2) (f) indicates that the individual objects to the order.
55.19(3)(e) (e) Following the hearing under par. (d), the court shall do one of the following:
55.19(3)(e)1. 1. If the court finds that the individual continues to meet the standards for an order under s. 55.14 (8), the court shall order the continuation of the order. The court shall include in the decision the information relied upon as a basis for continuation of the order and shall make findings based on the requirements for allegations of a petition under s. 55.14 (3) in support of the need for continuation of the order.
55.19(3)(e)2. 2. If the court finds that the individual continues to meet the standards for an order under s. 55.14 (8) but that modification of the order or the treatment plan would be in the best interests of the individual, the court shall modify the order, order modifications to the individual's treatment plan, or both. Any modifications to the treatment plan are subject to the approval of the guardian. The court shall include in the decision the information relied upon as a basis for continuation of the order and shall make findings based on the requirements for allegations of a petition under s. 55.14 (3) in support of the need for authorizing the guardian to consent to involuntary administration of psychotropic medication.
55.19(3)(e)3. 3. If the court finds that the individual no longer meets the standards for an order under s. 55.14 (8), the court shall terminate the order. If the order is terminated, the court shall review the needs of the individual with respect to other protective services. If the court determines that the individual meets the standards under s. 55.08 (2) for other protective services that are not currently being provided to the individual, the court may order those protective services for the individual.
55.19(3)(f) (f) The court shall provide a copy of the order made under par. (e) to all of the following:
55.19(3)(f)1. 1. The individual.
55.19(3)(f)2. 2. The individual's guardian, guardian ad litem, and legal counsel, if any.
55.19(3)(f)3. 3. The facility in which the individual resided, if any, when the petition for annual review was filed.
55.19(3)(f)4. 4. The county department under sub. (1) (a) and, if relevant, sub. (1m).
55.19 History History: 2005 a. 264, 387; 2007 a. 20, 45; 2009 a. 180.
55.195 55.195 Duties of guardian ad litem for protective services reviews. In any review of a protective services order made under s. 55.12, except as provided in s. 55.19 (2), the guardian ad litem shall do all of the following:
55.195(1) (1) Interview the ward to explain the review procedure, the right to an independent evaluation, the right to counsel, and the right to a hearing.
55.195(2) (2) Provide the information under sub. (1) to the ward in writing.
55.195(3) (3) Request that the court order an additional medical, psychological, or other evaluation of the ward, if necessary.
55.195(4) (4) Review the annual report and relevant reports on the ward's condition and protective services.
55.195(5) (5) Review the ward's condition, protective services, and rights with the guardian.
55.195(6) (6) If relevant, report to the court that the ward objects to the finding of continuing incompetency, the present or proposed protective services, the position of the guardian, or the recommendation of the guardian ad litem as to the best interests of the ward or if there is ambiguity about the ward's position on these matters.
55.195(7) (7) Provide a summary written report to the court.
55.195(8) (8) If relevant, report to the court that the ward requests the appointment of counsel or an adversary hearing.
55.195(9) (9) Attend the hearing.
55.195 History History: 2005 a. 387 ss. 123, 124, 488 to 495; Stats. 2005 s. 55.195; 2007 a. 45.
55.195 Annotation The guardian ad litem is entitled to petition for review as an interested person, which includes any official or representative of a public or private agency, corporation, or association concerned with the person's welfare. A guardian ad litem appointed by the circuit court to represent the ward's best interest becomes an official of a public agency concerned with the person's welfare by virtue of that appointment. Linda L. v. Collis, 2006 WI App 105, 294 Wis. 2d 637, 718 N.W.2d 205, 05-0494.
55.195 Note NOTE: The above annotations relate to protective placements under ch. 55, stats., prior to the revision of that chapter by 2005 Wis. Act 264.
55.20 55.20 Appeals. An appeal may be taken to the court of appeals from a final judgment or final order under this chapter within the time period specified in s. 808.04 (3) and in accordance with s. 809.30 by the subject of the petition or the individual's guardian, by any petitioner, or by the representative of the public.
55.20 History History: 2005 a. 264 s. 155.
55.20 Annotation The guardian ad litem is entitled to petition for review as an interested person, which includes any official or representative of a public or private agency, corporation, or association concerned with the person's welfare. A guardian ad litem appointed by the circuit court to represent the ward's best interest becomes an official of a public agency concerned with the person's welfare by virtue of that appointment. Linda L. v. Collis, 2006 WI App 105, 294 Wis. 2d 637, 718 N.W.2d 205, 05-0494.
55.20 Note NOTE: The above annotations relate to protective placements under ch. 55, stats., prior to the revision of that chapter by 2005 Wis. Act 264.
55.21 55.21 Centers for the developmentally disabled. Protective placements to centers for the developmentally disabled and discharges from such institutions shall be in compliance with s. 51.35 (4).
55.21 History History: 2005 a. 264 s. 153.
55.22 55.22 Records.
55.22(1)(1) No records of the court pertaining to protective services or protective placement proceedings, including evaluations, reviews and recommendations prepared under s. 55.11 (1) (c), are open to public inspection but any record is available to all of the following:
55.22(1)(a) (a) The individual who is the subject of the proceedings and the individual's guardian at all times.
55.22(1)(b) (b) The individual's attorney or guardian ad litem, without the individual's consent and without modification of the records, in order to prepare for any court proceedings relating to the individual's protective services or protective placement or relating to the individual's guardianship.
55.22(1)(c) (c) Other persons only with the informed written consent of the individual as provided in s. 51.30 (2) or under an order of the court that maintains the records.
55.22(2) (2) If the individual is a minor, consent for release of information from and access to the court records may be given only as provided in s. 51.30. If the individual is an adult who has been adjudicated incompetent in this state, consent for release of information from and access to court records may be given only as provided in s. 54.75.
55.22(3) (3) All treatment and service records pertaining to an individual who is protected under this chapter or for whom application has been made for protection under this chapter are confidential. Section 51.30 governs access to treatment and service records.
55.22 History History: 2005 a. 264 s. 154; 2005 a. 387 s. 120; 2007 a. 45.
55.23 55.23 Patients' rights.
55.23(1)(1) The rights and limitations upon rights, procedures for enforcement of rights, and penalties prescribed in s. 51.61 apply to individuals who receive services under this chapter, whether on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
55.23(2) (2) A parent who has been denied periods of physical placement under s. 767.41 (4) (b) or 767.451 (4) may not have the rights of a parent or guardian with respect to access to a minor's records under this chapter.
55.23 History History: 1977 c. 428; 1987 a. 355; 2005 a. 264 s. 156; Stats. 2005 s. 55.23; 2005 a. 443 s. 265.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)