DQA Caregiver Background Check Process
The Caregiver Law, under s.50.065, Stats., requires regulated
facilities/entities to complete two types of caregiver background
- Those completed by employers on their employees and contractors.
- Those completed by the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) on license
applicants/license holders, some principal officers and nonclient
Please select the appropriate links below for specific information on
completing the required caregiver background checks. Even if DQA is
conducting the background checks, you will still be required to complete
and submit the appropriate forms and fees:
Employee Background Checks
These background checks are to be completed by the regulated
facility/entity on their employees and contractors.
Licensee Applicants/License Holder Background Checks
These background checks are completed by the Division of Quality
Assurance (DQA) on all new and/or existing license applicants/license
holders, some principal officers and non-client residents of DQA-regulated
facilities/entities. See list of
"License" in this context also applies to registrations,
certifications and approvals.
- New Applicant Background Check Process
- DQA must complete a caregiver background check on the license
applicant/legal representative prior to the approval of any new
license, certification or registration of a DQA regulated facility.
This includes existing license holders who are applying for a new
license, certificate or registration.
If you have questions about either the employee background check
process or the license holder background check process, please E-mail the Office
of Caregiver Quality (OCQ) or call (608) 261-8319.
October 15, 2013