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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.

For the  convenience of employers of caregivers, the following supplemental information is provided:

Monthly Additions of Findings
(Names of individuals newly added to the Misconduct Registry)

Wisconsin Caregivers With Findings Reported from Other States
(Names of individuals with Caregiver Findings Reported from other jurisdictions)

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 disabilities (ICF/IID). 

The Rehabilitation Review process cannot change a permanent bar imposed by federal law.

Last Revised: October 15, 2013