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DQA Numbered Memos 2001- Present

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Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos  for home health agencies are documents issued by the Division that deal with policies, information and interpretation of federal and state regulations and guidelines of the programs under the jurisdiction of DQA.

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Memo#

Date Issued

Subject

14-005 07/14/14 Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides (PDF, 120 KB)
14-004 05/30/14 2013 Wisconsin Act 357 – Nurse Aide Training “Bridge” Program (PDF, 75 KB)
13-019 08/15/13 HIPAA Final Rule – Recommendations for Facility Compliance (PDF, 127 KB)
13-014 05/23/13 Danger of Entrapment Associated With Bed Rail Use (PDF, 150 KB)
13-008 03/25/13 Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information (PDF, 169 KB)
13-003 01/29/13 Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project:
Continuing Education for Caregivers
Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct
 (PDF, 118 KB)
12-019 12/04/12 New Lean Plan Review Application
12-015 08/22/12

Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and
Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records

12-011 07/24/12 e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs

12-008

06/20/12

Heat Awareness

11-026

10/24/11

Using Social Media Platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn

11-022

08/01/11

US Department of Labor to Allow Limited Participation of Youths in Operation of Power-Driven Patient Lifts

11-020

07/20/11

Heat Awareness

11-017

06/06/11

Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents

11-014

05/16/11

Summary of the Division of Quality Assurance Provider Post-Survey Questionnaire

11-009

03/31/11

Emergency Preparedness Flood Preparation and Response

10-031

10/23/10

Email Encryption

10-029

10/19/10

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment of Youth in the Health Care Industry

10-026

09/21/10

Practices that are not to be used in Community Based Programs and Facilities (Joint Division Memo)

10-024

09/09/10

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver project announcement for 2011 and Web resources for CLIA

10-022

08/31/10

Nationwide Egg Recall

10-021

08/11/10

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

10-012

05/26/10

Heat Awareness

10-007

04/19/10

Reporting Requirements Under § 457.25 (1), Stats.
(Joint Division Memo)

10-005

03/23/10

Notice of Implementation of State Only Re-visit Fee

09-050

12/02/09

Staffing of Facilities and Programs During a Pandemic

09-042

10/26/09

Palliative Care

09-041

10/26/09

Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory Registration System Now Online

09-040

10/02/09

For All Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements

09-038

09/10/09

Physician Assistant Prescribing Rule Changes

09-029

07/31/09

Personal Wireless Handheld Device Guidance

09-027

06/22/09

Heat Awareness

08-029 12/04/08 Revisions to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50 and ch. HFS12
08-022 07/08/08 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Certificate Update
08-018 07/07/08 Reporting Hotline for  Health Care Providers
08-016 06/03/08 Division of Quality Assurance complaint Resources
08-015 - Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information - OBSOLETED 08/11
08-007 03/18/08 Caregiver Background Check Update
08-006 03/17/08 Non Long Term Care (LTC) Complaint Contact Information
08-005 03/10/08 Resident-to-Resident (Client/Patient) Abuse Webcast Training
07-022 12/03/07 Home Health Update Chapter HFS 133
07-020 12/03/07 Revisions to Chapter HFS 133
07-021 11/01/07 Consultant and Management Company List
07-014 08/24/07 Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information
07-007 05/09/07 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Competency Testing and Registry Services Update
07-006 05/04/07 DHFS Reorganization
07-005 03/30/07 Anniversary of the Wisconsin Caregiver Law
07-003 02/05/07 Norovirus Recognition, Transmission Pevention and Reporting
06-031 12/11/06 Post Survey Questionnaire Now Available via On-Line Survey
06-028 11/15/06 Adult-at-risk, including Elder Adult-at-Risk
06-027 11/13/06 Disaster Preparedness Memo
06-008 05/15/06 DHFS 24-Hour Emergency Telephone Hotline for Reporting Public Health and Human Services Emergencies
06-001 1/3/06 Written Policies, Safety Precautions: Transporting Clients, Residents, Patients
05-015 - OBSOLETE, replaced by Names Removed From Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for BQA Entities
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-021 - WI Administrative Code HFS 133 Home Health Statewide
                Waivers, Interpretations - OBSOLETE 12/07
04-019 8/31/04 Hospice Nurse Pronouncement of Death Regulations Update, 2003 WI Act 273
04-014 - Promissor - Nurse Aide Testing and Registry Services Update  - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-004 3/5/04 Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)
03-015 11/25/03 BQA Post Survey Questionnaire
03-011 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and Competency Testing Services Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
03-008 -  Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements, OBSOLETE 10/09, replaced by 09-040

03-005 - Health Services Section Complaint Contact Information - OBSOLETE, replaced by memo 08-006 & 08-016

03-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry & Competency Testing Services Update - OBSOLETED 08/09
02-020 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and Competency Testing Services Update Series - OBSOLETED 7/11
02-019 10/14/02 Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization Standing Orders

02-012

7/26/02

Voluntary & Mandatory Medical Device Reporting - FDA

02-008

2/26/02

Home Health Update February 2002

02-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory Employment Eligibility Verification - OBSOLETED 7/11

02-002

1/10/02

Home Health Update January 2002

01-053 - WI Nurse Aide Training Program & Directory Manual Available On-Line - OBSOLETED 7/11

01-052

12/10/01

HFS 133.09(3)(a), Notice of Discharge

01-051

12/3/01

Disseminating BQA Memos

01-044

10/30/01

Home Health OASIS Update

01-030

5/31/01

Home Health Update

01-029 - OASIS Update OBSOLETE 05/06

01-021 - Employment Requirements: "Nurse Technicians," Student Nurses as Nurse Aides - OBSOLETE, replaced by 11-006

01-017- Home Health Update: Chapter HFS 133, Wisconsin
              Administrative Code - OBSOLETE, replaced by 07-022

01-016

3/30/01

Home Health Update

01-013

3/20/01

OASIS Update

Last Updated: July 14, 2014