Amos Center has drafted the following proposed legislation to give Wis. Citizens their medical freedom rights back after Wis. S. Ct. decision in Gahl v. Aurora affirmed the Appeals Court decision where they stated that the rights in the Health Care Power of Attorney document were "only informative and instructive" and not substantive or real. Read the proposal below, or download it as a PDF using the follwing PDF icon.
LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT TO CHAP. 155.01 (5) AND NEW LAW 155.30(1)
This proposed legislative amendment is intended to fix the incorrect interpretation of the District II Appeals Court in the Gahl v Aurora decision, that ascribed to the legislature’s words, the wrong meaning regarding the actual legislative intent to enumerate and preserve citizens’ health care decision-making freedoms. That decision thereby eliminated the medical freedom rights of every Wisconsin citizen, while in a health care facility in the State of Wisconsin. That decision goes against the Wisconsin legislature’s original intent in using mandated words to ensure that Wisconsin citizens’ health care freedom rights were maintained and protected. 155.30(1)
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