2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.599 Definitions.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.599 (2017)

48.599 Definitions. In this subchapter:

(1g) “Child" means a person under 18 years of age. For purposes of the authority to provide care and maintenance for a child placed in a residential care center for children and youth operated by a child welfare agency and of counting the number of children for whom a child welfare agency may provide such care and maintenance, “child" also includes a person 18 years of age or over, but under 21 years of age, who is placed in a residential care center for children and youth operated by a child welfare agency under an order under s. 48.355, 48.357, 48.365, 938.355, 938.357, or 938.365 that terminates after the person attains 18 years of age, under a voluntary transition-to-independent-living agreement under s. 48.366 (3) or 938.366 (3), or under the placement and care responsibility of another state under 42 USC 675 (8) (B) (iv).

(1r) “Physical restraint" includes all of the following:

(a) A locked room.

(b) A device or garment that interferes with a child's freedom of movement and that the child is unable to remove easily.

(c) Restraint by a child welfare agency staff member of a child by use of physical force.

(2) “Psychotropic medication" means an antipsychotic, antidepressant, lithium carbonate or a tranquilizer.

History: 1989 a. 336; 2015 a. 55.

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