WI Assembly Bill 655

Law

State: Wisconsin
Signed: April 16, 2018

Effective: April 18, 2018
Chapter: Act No. 345

Summary

Assembly Bill 655 allows an adult with a functional impairment to create a supported decision-making agreement that may be notarized.

Affects

Creates Chapter 53 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Changes
  1. Allows an adult with a functional impairment to create a supported decision-making agreement to allow another person, referred to as a “supporter,” to assist the adult with making certain decisions.
  2. Requires the supported decision-making agreement to be acknowledged before a Notary or signed in front of two witnesses.
  3. Provides a statutory form for the supported decision-making agreement.
Analysis

Assembly Bill 655 provides the opportunity for older adults and people with disabilities to remain fully in charge of making their own life decisions, while enabling them to receive the support they need to make them. AB 655 recognizes and authorizes supported decision-making through a legally recognized agreement. The agreement may be acknowledged before a Notary Public, or it may be witnessed by two adults.

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