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Laws current as of December 14, 2023

What is the legal definition of “abuse” of individuals at risk in Wisconsin?

For the purposes of getting an individual at risk restraining order, “abuse” includes:

  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • treatment without consent (for example: giving the individual at risk medication without informed consent or doing experimental research without informed consent)
  • intentional confinement or restraint
  • financial exploitation
  • neglect
  • self-neglect 1

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(1)