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Wisconsin Hospitals - Introduction

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For questions regarding hospitals, you may E-mail the Division of Quality Assurance

HOSPITAL: A place that provides 24-hour nursing/medical care to diagnose and treat short-term illnesses and/or injuries. See also Critical Access Hospitals.

IMPORTANT for Hospital Management: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging (exit DHS; PDF, 69 KB), S&C Letter 05-04, November 12, 2004

  • The hospitalís Governing Body must ensure that all practitioners who provide a medical level of care and/or conduct surgical procedures in the hospital are individually evaluated by its Medical Staff and that those practitioners possess current qualifications and demonstrated competencies for the privileges granted.

Navigation Links to Hospital Information:

Rules_&_Regulations -- Definitions and sources

Forms -- Forms for hospitals to use

Providers -- Information for hospital management and staff

Contacts -- State of Wisconsin staff to call regarding hospitals

Publications -- Memos and other items available from the State of Wisconsin

Related Sites -- Related Internet links of interest

Last Updated: August 12, 2014