Charitable Immunity in Wisconsin
May 21 2021
- Posted By: Mmeli Obi
The Wisconsin Supreme Court abolished the common law concept of charitable immunity in the 1960’s. Wisconsin statutes provide limited liability for: (1) volunteers of non-profit corporations, (2) directors, officers, and volunteers of the Roman Catholic church and other religious organizations, (3) volunteer health care providers, (4) volunteer firefighters, and (5) persons engaged in donations or non-profit sales of food, emergency household products, emergency medical supplies, and waste materials.
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