2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 255. Chronic disease and injuries.
255.01 Definitions.


255.01 Definitions. In this chapter:


(1) "Chronic disease" means any disease, illness, impairment or other physical condition that requires health care and treatment over a prolonged period and, although amenable to treatment, is irreversible and frequently progresses to increasing disability or death.


(2) "Injury" means damage to the human body that is the result of some acute exposure to harm. "Injury" includes all of the following:


(a) Unintentional injuries including physical damage resulting from transportation-related crashes, fires, burns, submersion, suffocation, falls, natural and environmental factors and occupational hazards and exposures.


(b) Intentional injuries, including physical damage resulting from deliberate assault by one person on another or self-inflicted acts.


(2m) "Research" means a systematic investigation through scientific inquiry, including development, testing, and evaluation, that is designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.


(2n) "Researcher" means a person who performs research.


(3) "Risk assessment" means the measurement and evaluation of specific lifestyle and environmental conditions to determine the presence of, and the extent of the threat resulting from, these factors that may increase the risk of developing chronic disease.

255.01 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 27; 2009 a. 28.

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