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Legal Information: Wisconsin
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
- self-neglect 1
1 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(1)
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