Living Will Form | Wisconsin

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Updated on June 13th, 2023

A Wisconsin living will is a legal document declaring a patient’s preferences concerning life-sustaining procedures for terminal conditions and persistent vegetative states. Anyone 18 or older and of “sound mind” (§ 154.03) can voluntarily execute a living will. The patient has to provide their medical practitioner with the living will to formally add it to their records.

A medical practitioner can refuse to withhold or withdraw a life-prolonging procedure, feeding tube, other artificial hydration or nutrition, or medication if the act causes the patient excessive pain that can’t be alleviated another way.