Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct Registry
The Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct Registry is a record of the names of nurse
aides and other noncredentialed caregivers with a substantiated finding of
caregiver misconduct (abuse or neglect of a client or misappropriation of
a client’s property). Information on the Registry should be reviewed regularly to
determine appropriate hiring and employment decisions.
Wisconsin law prohibits publishing an individual's Social Security Number.
Wisconsin's Internet-based Nurse
Aide Registry (exit DHS).
For a nurse aide (NA): The Registry
provides information regarding the aide's employment eligibility and whether a
finding of misconduct has been placed under the aide's name.
- For other noncredentialed caregivers (CGE): Due to Wisconsin state regulations, an individual who is not a
nurse aide but works as a personal care worker, maintenance worker,
laundry aide, etc., and who has a finding on the Caregiver Misconduct
Registry is identified as a caregiver (CGE).
Individuals with a finding on the Registry may not be employed as a caregiver
(as that term
is defined in s. 50.065 or 48.685), Wisconsin Stats., in any entity
regulated by the Wisconsin DHS unless approved through the
Rehabilitation Review process.
Employers with knowledge of caregivers having lived in other
states should check with that state's registry.
For the convenience of employers of caregivers, the following
supplemental information is provided:
Monthly Additions of
(Names of individuals newly added to the Misconduct Registry)
Names Removed from Wisconsin Nurse Registry
Permanent Bars from Employment
Federal regulations require that under certain circumstances nurse aides with a finding of
caregiver misconduct be permanently barred from working in any capacity in
federally regulated nursing homes.
Individuals with findings on the Registry of misconduct may also be
permanently barred from working in
intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual
The Rehabilitation Review process cannot change a permanent bar
imposed by federal law.
September 19, 2014