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2011 DQA Numbered Memos

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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Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued
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

11-034 - Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Nursing Homes 12/08/11 Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Revisions Relating to State Violations, Appeal Provisions, Forfeitures and Enforcement Action

11-033 - Nursing Homes

12/05/11

Guidance for F371

11-032 - Nursing Homes

12/05/11

Guidance for Investigating & Reporting Alleged Violations in Nursing Homes

11-031 - Nursing Homes

11/31/11

Glucose Meters and Infection Control

11-030Adult Family Home Training Requirements OBSOLETED by 12-014 

11-029Fees for Copies of Health Care Provider Records Effective July 1, 2011 OBSOLETE

11-028 - Submission of Construction Plans to the Madison State Office Building OBSOLETED by 13-005

11-027 - Community Based Residential Facilities

10/24/11

Construction Requirements for New 'Class-C' CBRF Structures

11-026Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agency, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

10/24/11

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

11-025 - Nursing Homes

10/17/11

Resident Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes

11-024 - Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

08/24/11

2011 Wisconsin Act 2 Health Care Services Review Use of Health Care Reports

11-023 - End Stage Renal Dialysis Facilities

08/05/11

Establishing an End Stage Renal Dialysis Forum

11-022Licensed Adult Family Homes,  Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs,  Community Based Residential Facilities,  Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

08/01/11

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

11-021 -  Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Hospice,  Nursing Homes

07/21/11

CMS S&C Memo 11-30 Reporting Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long-Term Care Facility (LTC): Section 1150 B of the Social Security Act

11-020 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes,  Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs, 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

07/20/11

Heat Awareness

11-019 - Hospitals

07/07/11

Revision: Environmental Suicide Prevention

11-017 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes,  Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs, 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

06/06/11

Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents

11-016 - Nurse Aide Training Programs

05/31/11

Guidelines for Use of Sign-Language Interpreter in Nurse Aide Training Program

11-015 - Ambulatory Surgical Centers, End Stage Renal Disease Facilities, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Hospice, Hospitals, Nursing Homes

05/24/11

Life Safety Code Waiver Requests

11-014Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes,  Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Certified Mental Health and AODA Programs, 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

05/16/11

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

11-013 - Community Based Residential Facilities, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

05/25/11

Pre-admission Consultation Requirements (PAC) Revised Requirements - Effective Immediately

11-012 - Ambulatory Surgical Centers, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes

04/29/11

Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms

11-011 - Nursing Homes

04/26/11

Residents' Transfer and Discharge Protections

11-010 - Community Based Residential Facilities

04/05/11

Notice of Department Designee for CBRF Department-Approved Assisted Living Administrator Training

11-009Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes,

03/31/11

Emergency Preparedness Flood Preparation and Response

11-008 -Nursing Homes, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled

02/16/11

Notice of State Only Re-Visit Fee

11-007 - MDS Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Process Program Update OBSOLETED by 12-009  (Joint Division Memo)

11-006 -Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes

02/10/11

Employment Requirements for "Nurse Technicians" and Student Nurses Working as Nurse Aides

11-005Certified Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

02/04/11

Listing of Mental Health Practitioners using Individual Provider Status Confirmation Letters

11-004Hospitals

01/28/11

Respiratory Therapy Orders in Hospitals

11-003Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

01/19/11

Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements Expand Coverage to Most Residential Buildings Effective February 1, 2011

11-002 - Office of Plan Review and Inspection - OBSOLETE 03/13

11-001Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities

01/03/11

Revisions to Chapters DHS 83 Community Based Residential Facilities and DHS 88 Licensed Adult Family Homes - Effective January 1, 2011

 

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Last Updated: January 09, 2014