Wisconsin Wisconsin Will Laws


Here you will find legal terms and their application by state as this can vary depending on where you live.

Reciprocity - The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another. Certain states will limit the extent to which they honor health care directives(reciprocity) from other states, meaning they will only accept them so far as they comply with their own laws. This creates a bit of a legal grey area, however, most times it doesn't become an issue.

State Law Citation and Title

WI ST ยง 852.01 to 852.14

Wisconsin Statutes Probate, Chapter 852 (Intestate Succession)

State Law Statute

154.01, et seq. Natural Death

Specific Powers

Any medical procedure or intervention that would serve to prolong the dying process but not avert death; includes assistance in respiration, artificial maintenance of blood pressure and heart rate, blood transfusion, kidney dialysis, and similar procedures but does not include pain alleviation or provision of nutrition or hydration

Revocation Duration

A living will is revocable at any time by destruction of document, a written revocation signed and dated, or by a verbal expression of revocation effective upon notifying physician. The desires of a qualified patient supersede a written declaration at all times.


Declarations made in other states are considered valid to the extent that they are consistent with the laws of this state.

Transfer Unwilling

Must make good faith effort to transfer

Immunity Physician

No criminal, civil, or professional liability when acting in good faith

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Source: http://www.will-laws.com/states/wisconsin/living-will