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DQA Numbered Memos

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Construction/
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WI Nurse Aide Training and Registry Info

Caregiver Program/ Background Checks

WI Adult Programs Caregiver Misconduct Registry

2008 DQA Numbered Memos

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DQA Quarterly Information Updates - Recently published memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other

Pharmacy Newscapsules - Up-to-date info on medications

The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos deal with policies, information and interpretation of federal as well as state regulations and guidelines of the programs under DQA's jurisdiction. To request a copy of any numbered memo, contact DQA at this address:

Director's Office, Division of Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
E-mail: Division of Quality Assurance

All files include links to PDF versions of individual memos for printing purposes. PDF versions of memos published 2002 and older will have had letterheads and other graphics removed.

Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued
Obsoleted Document - Row shaded on screen, shading may not print

PLEASE BE AWARE that staff names, addresses and phone numbers contained in memos may have changed. Visit the appropriate provider's Contacts pages for current information.

DQA/BQC Memos 1983-1998 - Indexes and PDF versions of all still-current memos published 1998 and earlier.

Memo# and Providers Affected

Date
 Issued

Subject

08-029 - Home Health Agencies, Hospices

12/04/08

Revisions to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50 and ch. HFS 12

08-028 - Wisconsin Administrative Code ch HFS 131 Variances - OBSOLETED by 10-027

08-025 - Adult Family Homes,  Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

11/07/08

Guidelines for Managing MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

08-024Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes,  Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

09/30/08

Assisted Living Medication  Management Initiative

08-023 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

08/19/08

Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities

08-022 - Licensed Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

07/08/08

Wisconsin Nurse Aide Certificate Update

08-021 - Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Training Program Update - OBSOLETE, replaced by 09-006

08-019 - Statewide Waiver of Certain sections of Wis. Admin. Code ch. HFS 88 - OBSOLETED, 06/11

08-018 - Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA Treatment Programs, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

07/07/08

Reporting Hotline for Health Care Providers

08-016 - Licensed Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics, Disability Rights of Wisconsin, Board on Aging and Long Term Care, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

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

08-014 - Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes

05/06/08

Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training Clinical Site Responsibilities

08-013 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,  Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

05/06/08

Glucose Meters and Infection Control

08-012 - Nursing Homes

04/25/08

Medication Aide Training Waiver for Facilities With a Nurse Aide Training Prohibition

08-011 - Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building - OBSOLETE 03/13

08-010 - Hospitals

04/15/08

Revisions to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Effective March 28, 2008

08-009 - Post-Construction Questionnaire for Hospitals - OBSOLETE 03/13

08-008 - Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update - OBSOLETE, replaced by 14-001

08-007 - Licensed Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA Treatment Programs, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

03/18/08

Caregiver Background Check Update

08-006 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, End State Renal Dialysis Units, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Outpatient Physical Therapy/Speech Language Pathology Services, Rural Health Clinics

03/17/08

Non Long Term Care (LTC) Complaint Contact Information

08-005 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

03/10/08

Resident-to-Resident (Client/Patient) Abuse Webcast Training

08-004 - Area Administrators/Assistant Administrators, Bureau Directors, County Dept. of Human Services Directors, Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Coordinators, Community Mental Health Providers, Hospitals

03/04/08

Practice and Role of a Physician Assistant in Certified Mental Health Programs

08-003 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

03/04/08

Medication Waste and Collection Programs

08-002 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

03/04/08

Warfarin Monitoring

08-001 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes

01/04/08

Life Safety Informational Release

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Last Updated: January 10, 2014