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An adult may, by advance directive, designate his or her same-sex partner as having the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf. An advance directive must be in writing, dated and signed by the principal or by an individual who has attained age 18, at the express direction and in the presence of the principal and signed in the presence of two witnesses. § 155.10. An adult may also designate those individuals which they grant access to visit them in the hospital. § 146.95.

Citation: Powers of Attorney for Health Care: Wis. Stat. §§ 155.01 to 155.80 and Miscellaneous Health Provisions; Patient Visitation: Wis. Stat. § 146.95


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