2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 302. Prisons; state, county and municipal.
302.384 Procedure if a prisoner refuses appropriate care or treatment.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 302.384 (2017)

302.384 Procedure if a prisoner refuses appropriate care or treatment. A sheriff, jailer, keeper of any prison, jail or house of correction and the arresting officer are immune from civil liability for any acts or omissions that occur as the result of a good faith effort to allow a prisoner to refuse appropriate care or treatment if all of the following occur:

(1) A sheriff, jailer, keeper or officer arranges for a health care professional, as defined in s. 154.01 (3), to observe the prisoner.

(2) The health care professional informs the prisoner of the availability of appropriate care or treatment.

(3) The health care professional indicates on records kept by a sheriff, jailer, keeper or officer that appropriate care or treatment was offered and that the prisoner refused that care or treatment.

History: 1987 a. 269, 403; 1989 a. 31 s. 1659; Stats. 1989 s. 302.384.

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