Wisconsin Anatomical Gift Act Law

Uniform Anatomical Gift – General – Wisconsin

General Information (§157.06)

A “document of gift” means a card, a statement attached to or imprinted on a license or on an identification card, a will or another writing used to make an anatomical gift.

Making An Anatomical Gift (§157.06):

An individual who is at least 18 years of age may do any of the following:

1. Make an anatomical gift for any of the statutorily approved purposes;
2. Limit an anatomical gift to one or more of the statutorily approved purposes; or
3. Refuse to make an anatomical gift.

An anatomical gift may be made only by a document of gift signed by the donor.  If the donor cannot sign, the document of gift shall be signed by another individual and by 2 witnesses, all of whom have signed at the direction and in the presence of the donor and of each other, and the document of gift MUST state that it has been so signed.

Revoking Or Amending An Anatomical Gift (§157.06):

A donor may amend or revoke an anatomical gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift by doing any of the following:

1. Signing a statement of amendment or revocation;
2. Signing a new document of gift.  Signing a new document of gift revokes any previously signed document of gift;
3. Verbally amending or revoking in the presence of 2 individuals;
4. During the donor’s terminal illness or injury making, by any form of communication that is addressed to a physician, an amendment or revocation;
5. Delivering a signed statement of amendment or revocation to a specified donee to whom a document of gift had been delivered;
6. Crossing out or amending the donor authorization or refusal in the space provided on his or her license or identification card; or
7. Revoking the provision of a power of attorney for health care instrument that makes an anatomical gift or revoking that power of attorney for health care instrument.

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