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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Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued
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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

10-038Hospitals

12/17/10

Wisconsin Statutes, Section 146.903 Hospital Disclosure of Information Regarding Health Care Charges and Quality

10-037Nursing Homes

12/01/10

Informed Consent for Psychotropic Medications

10-036 Hospitals

11/30/10

Mandatory Reporting of Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

10-035Area Administrators/Human Services Area Coordinators, Area Agencies on Aging, Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin, County Aging Units/Directors, County COP Coordinators, County Department of Community Program Directors, County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, County Departments of Social Services Directors, County Waiver Coordinators, County DD Coordinators, Independent Living Centers, Personal Care Providers, Residential Services Association of Wisconsin, Tribal Chairpersons, Wisconsin County Human Services Association, Wisconsin Personal Services Association

11/23/10

Personal Care Provider Program Update Complaint Investigations
(Joint Division Memo)

10-034Community Based Residential Facilities

11/03/10

Waivers of DHS Ch. 83 Provisions Granted Prior to April 1, 2009

10-033 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes 

11/02/10

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Wisconsin Long-Term Care Facilities

10-032 - Nursing Homes

10/26/10

Residents' Right to Transfer and Discharge Protections

10-031- Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

10/23/10

Email Encryption

10-030  - Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Nursing Homes, Aging and Disability Resource Center Directors, Board on Aging and Long Term Care Executive Director, Disability Rights Wisconsin Executive Director, County Department of Human Services Directors, County Department of Social Services Directors, County Departments of Community Program Directors, County/Tribal Aging Unit Directors, Managed Care Organization Chief Executive Officers, IRIS Program Managers

 11/01/10

Revised Resident Relocation Manual (Joint Division Memo)

10-029  - Licensed Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

10/19/10

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

10-028MDS Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Proces: OBSOLETED by 11-007  (Joint Division Memo)

10-027 - Hospices

10/01/10

Revisions to Chapter DHS 131, Hospices, Wisconsin Administrative Code Effective October 1, 2010

10-026 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Community Based Residential Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Medicaid Certified Personal Care Providers, Certified/Regulated Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, County Community Options Program Coordinators, County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, County Departments of Social Services Directors, County Mental Health Coordinators, County Waiver Coordinators, Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators, Community Support Programs, Comprehensive Community Services Programs, Medically Monitored Detoxification Programs, Family Care Managed Care Organizations 09/21/10 Practices that are not to be used in Community Based Programs and Facilities  (Joint Division Memo)
10-025 Area Administrators/Human Services Area Coordinators, Area Agencies on Aging, County Aging Units/Directors, County COP Coordinators, County Departments of Community Program Directors, County Department of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, County Departments of Social Services Directors, County Waiver Coordinators, County DD Coordinators, Independent Living Centers, Personal Care Providers, Tribal Chairperson, Wisconsin County Human Services Association, Wisconsin Personal Services Association 09/10/10 Personal Care Providers Program Update Permanent Rule - DHS 105.17 and DHS 106.06 Effective September 1, 2010

10-024 Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

09/09/10

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

10-023 - Community Based Residential Facilities 09/01/10 Delayed Implementation of Sprinkler System Requirements for Small Class C Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs)

10-022 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

08/31/10

Nationwide Egg Recall

10-021 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

08/11/10

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

10-020 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities

08/05/10

Guidelines for Reporting to the Department of Health Services

10-019 - Hospitals

07/14/10

Reminder of Hospital Requirements Pertaining to Victims of Sexual Assault

10-017 - Community Based Residential Facilities

07/01/10

Construction Requirements for New "Class-C" CBRF Structures

10-016 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes,  Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

06/09/10

Changes in 2010 to WI Clean Indoor Air Act and the Effect on Assisted Living Facilities

10-015 - Non-Profit Corporate Guardians

06/09/10

Implementation of the Revised Chapter DHS 85, Wisconsin Administrative Code

10-014 - Nursing Homes 

06/08/10

Changes in 2010 to WI Clean Indoor Air Act and It's Effect on E-Cigarettes in Nursing Homes

10-013 - Update: Health Facility Construction Plan Reviews and Onsite Inspections - OBSOLETE 03/13

10-012 - Heat Awareness - OBSOLETE 03/13

10-011 - Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments

05/21/10

CLIA Requirements for Manufacturer's Recommendations and Instructions

10-010 Area Administrators/Human Services Area Coordinators, Area Agencies on Aging, County Aging Units/Directors, County COP Coordinators, County Departments of Community Program Directors, County Department of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, County Departments of Social Services Directors, County Waiver Coordinators, County DD Coordinators, Independent Living Centers, Personal Care Providers, Tribal Chairpersons

05/07/10

Personal Care Provider Program Update

10-009 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

04/27/10

Elopement Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

10-008 - Nursing Homes

05/10/10

UPDATE: Nursing Home Reporting Requirements For Alleged Incidents of Abuse, Neglect and Misappropriation

10-007 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA, Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics, WI County Departments of Human Services, Community Programs, Social Services, Area Administrators/Assistant Administrators, Bureau Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, Tribal Chairpersons/Human Service Coordinators

04/19/10

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

10-006 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Hospices

04/06/10

Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements

10-005 - Home Health Agencies, Hospice, Hospitals

03/23/10

Notice of Implementation of State Only Re-visit

10-004 - Community Based Residential Facilities

03/01/10

Notice of CBRF Department-Approved Training Process

10-003 - Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

02/01/10

Licensing Threshold Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

10-002 - Approved Laboratories Performing Implied Consent Alcohol Testing - CLIA

01/22/10

Certification of Approved Laboratories Performing Implied Consent Alcohol Testing

10-001 - Mental Health Day Treatment Programs for Children

01/05/10

On-line Reporting of Seclusion and Restraint Incidents for Mental Health Day Treatment Services-DHS 40

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Last Updated: January 09, 2014