2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 949. Awards for the victims of crimes.
949.04 Application for award.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 949.04 (2017)

949.04 Application for award.

(1)Eligibility.

(ag) Any person may apply for an award under this subchapter.

(ar) Application by a minor may be made on the minor's behalf by his or her parent or guardian.

(b) Application by an individual adjudicated incompetent may be made on the individual's behalf by the guardian or other person authorized to administer the individual's estate.

(2)Forms.

(a) The department shall prescribe application forms for awards under this subchapter. If the application results from the commission of or the attempt to commit a crime specified in s. 940.22 (2), 940.225, 948.02, 948.025, 948.051, 948.085, or 948.095 or a crime or an act compensable under s. 949.03 that was sexually motivated, as defined in s. 980.01 (5), any personally identifiable information, as defined in s. 19.62 (5), provided on the application form is not subject to inspection or copying under s. 19.35 (1).

(b) Upon request, the department shall furnish law enforcement agencies with the application forms under par. (a). The law enforcement agency investigating a crime shall provide information about the availability of crime victim compensation under this subchapter to each person who may be eligible to file a claim under this subchapter.

(3)Medical and dental records. The applicant shall submit to the department reports from all physicians, osteopaths, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors or podiatrists who treated or examined the victim at the time of or subsequent to the victim's injury or death. The department may also order such other examinations and reports of the victim's previous medical and dental history, injury or death as it believes would be of material aid in its determination.

History: 1975 c. 344, 421; 1975 c. 422 s. 163; 1977 c. 239; 1981 c. 20; 2005 a. 387; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 138; 2015 a. 195 s. 82; 2015 a. 350.

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