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Wisconsin Mental Health Resources

Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Health Care statute pdfPDF 
The state statute as it appears on the state legislature website

 Wisconsin Advance Directive/Power of Attorney for Health Care form and instructions pdfPDF

Wisconsin's POA-HC statute prohibits Developmentally Disabled or Mentally Ill principals from appointing a health care agent with the power to admit to a nursing home or group home over 16 beds:

155.0(2)(c)2.c, Wis Stats. states, "A healthcare agent may consent to the admission of a principal to the following facilities, under the following conditions: (c.) to a nursing home or a CBRF if the principal is not diagnosed as having a developmental disability or as having a mental illness at the time of the proposed admission."

Although Wisconsin does not currently have a specific statute for a psychiatric advance directive, you can  learn more about general advance directives for health care in Wisconsin at the Caring Connections website.

 Wisconsin Mental Health Resources -  Find helpful information at this website provided by the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

If you know of any relevant current legislation, pending legislation, or general issues of interest relating to psychiatric advance directives in your state, click here to contact us.