Wisconsin Law on Informing Patients of Alternative Treatment Changfes

Assembly Bill 139, now Wisconsin Act 111, changes the language regarding the state's informed consent laws, clarifying physicians' obligations are limited to disclosing just the alternative treatment options he or she believes to be medically reasonable alternatives for the patient's diagnosis.

The new language reads: "The reasonable physician standard is the standard for informing a patient under this section. The reasonable physician standard requires disclosure only of information that a reasonable physician in the same or a similar medical specialty would know and disclose under the circumstances."

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