/depts/,/depts/uwmf/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/manual/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/manual/legal/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/manual/legal/identifying-a-decision-maker/,/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/manual/legal/identifying-a-decision-maker/family-consent-for-admission-to-hospice/,

/depts/uwmf/patient-resources/social-guide/manual/legal/identifying-a-decision-maker/family-consent-for-admission-to-hospice/

20150114

page

100

UWHC,

Patient Services,

Departments & Programs,UW Medical Foundation,Patient Resources,Social Work Services Quick Guide,Social Work Manual,Legal,Identifying a Decision Maker

Family Consent for Admission to Hospice

Family Consent for Admission to Hospice - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Legal, Identifying a Decision Maker

Focus

Wisconsin law, sec 50.94, Stats., allows certain designated family members, listed in a priority ranking, to admit an incapacitated individual to a hospice program and make hospice-related decisions for that individual without a POA-HC or a Guardianship.

The priority ranking is:

  1. Spouse
  2. Adult Child
  3. Parent
  4. Adult Sibling or "Close Friend" or other relative of the incapacitated person

Before an individual may be admitted to hospice there must be a physician certification that: