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

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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)
14-001 01/07/14 Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update (PDF, 68 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

12-013 08/20/12 Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update
12-011 07/24/12 e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs

12-008

06/20/22

Heat Awareness

12-006

05/03/12

2011 Wisconsin Act 161

12-005 05/04/12 Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers
11-034 12/08/11 Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Revisions Relating to State Violations, Appeal Provisions, Forfeitures and Enforcement Action

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

11-026

10/24/11

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

11-024

08/24/11

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

11-022

08/01/11

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

11-021

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

07/20/11

Heat Awareness

11-017

06/06/11

Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents

11-015

05/24/11

Life Safety Code Waiver Requests

11-014

05/16/11

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

11-012

04/29/11

Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms

11-009

03/31/11

Emergency Preparedness Flood Preparation and Response

11-008

02/16/11

Notice of State Only Re-Visit Fee

10-033

11/02/10

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

10-031

10/23/10

Email Encryption

10-030

11/01/10

Revised Resident Relocation Manual (Joint Division Memo)

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)

09-050

12/02/09

Staffing of Facilities and Programs During a Pandemic

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

09-028 07/07/09 Feeding Assistant Training Program Updates

09-027

06/22/09

Heat Awareness

09-006 02/11/09 Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Training Program Requirements Update
09-003 - DQA Website - Construction/Remodeling for Health Care Facilities - OBSOLETE 03/13
08-022 07/08/08 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Certificate Update
08-021 06/13/08 Wisconsin Feeding Assistant Training Program 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
08-013 05/06/08 Glucose Meters and Infection Control

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

08-007 03/18/08 Caregiver Background Check Update
08-005 03/10/08 Resident-to-Resident (Client/Patient) Abuse Webcast Training
08-002 03/04/08 Warfarin Monitoring
08-001 01/04/08 Life Safety Informational Release
07-021 11/01/07 Consultant and Management Company List
07-014 08/24/07 Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information
07-012 07/27/07 Administration of Psychotropic Medication: Statutory Requirements, Rules and Reporting
07-011 07/16/07 Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and Dementia Resources
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
07-001 01/09/07 RCRS Regional Boundaries and Assignments Effective 01/21/07
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
06-005 - IDR Update OBSOLETED by 14-001
06-003 - Life Safety Informational Release - OBSOLETE 03/13
06-001 1/3/06 Written Policies, Safety Precautions: Transporting Clients, Residents, Patients
05-016 12/12/05 ICFs/MR Updates (Fire Drills, Federal Surveys)
05-015 - OBSOLETE, replaced by Names Removed From Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
05-005 IDR Update OBSOLETED by 14-001
04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for OQA Entities
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 05/12
04-020 IDR Update OBSOLETED by 14-001
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 05/12
04-008 03/12/04 Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Program Requirements
04-004 3/5/04 Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)
04-002 1/12/04 Reporting Allegations of Mistreatment, Neglect, Abuse, Injuries of Unknown Source
03-015 11/25/03 OQA Post Survey Questionnaire
03-011 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and Competency Testing Services Update - OBSOLETED 05/12
03-008 -  Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements, OBSOLETE 10/09, replaced by 09-040
03-006 4/3/03 CMS Adopts Life Safety Code
03-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and 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

02-005

2/14/02

Family Care Resource Centers' Requirement to Provide Information

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

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

01-051

12/3/01

Disseminating OQA Memos

01-034 - Recall: Fire Protection System Sprinklers - OBSOLETE 03/13

01-025

5/25/01

Evacuation Drills Requirements and Interpretation in ICF/MRs

01-023

5/21/01

Baseboard Heaters

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

00-081

12/12/00

Variance Fee (Year 2001) - Health Care Facilities

00-079 - Internet: WI Caregiver Misconduct Registry - OBSOLETED 05/12

00-057 - The Wisconsin Caregiver Program Manual Available On-Line - OBSOLETED 07/11

00-054 - Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information - OBSOLETED 10/03

00-026 - Plan Approval Applications for Plans Submitted to Health Services Section - OBSOLETE 03/13

00-024 - Update on WI Caregiver Legislation - OBSOLETED 05/12

00-022

2/11/00

Care Planning 2000

00-021

2/11/00

Providing A Quality Life While Avoiding Restraints

00-017 - Life Safety Informational Release - OBSOLETE, replaced by 12-013
00-014 - Disposal of Medical Records - OBSOLETED by 12-015

00-001

1/3/2000

Payment for Transportation for ICF/MR Residents

99-077 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training and Directory Update - Termination of Nurse Aide Training "Deemed" and "Grandparenting" Programs - OBSOLETE 07/11

99-053

9/14/99

Alert:  Danger of Deaths Associated with Side Rail Use

99-042 - Recall of Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Electrical Capacitators - OBSOLETE 03/13

99-014 - Caregiver Background Check/Investigation Information OBSOLETE 06/12

99-007

5/21/99

Emergency Generator Signaling Requirements

98-060

10/22/98

Recent Changes to Chapter 50 of the WI Statutes Affecting FDDs

98-055 - Patients with Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in Health Care Settings OBSOLETE 9/05, see PPH 42513_0905 (PDF, 166 KB)

98-022

6/10/98

Nonexpiring Regular Licenses

Last Updated: July 14, 2014