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

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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)
13-019 08/15/13 HIPAA Final Rule – Recommendations for Facility Compliance Use (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)
13-005 03/1/13 Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building (PDF, 99 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

06/20/12

Heat Awareness

11-029 - Fees 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

11-026

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

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

10-031

10/23/10

Email Encryption

10-029

10/19/10

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

10-027

10/01/10

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

10-026

09/21/10

Practices that are not to be used in Community Based Programs and Facilities (Joint Division Memo)

10-022

08/31/10

Nationwide Egg Recall

10-021

08/11/10

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

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

10-012

05/26/10

Heat Awareness

10-007

04/19/10

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

10-006

04/06/10

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

10-005

03/23/10

Notice of Implementation of State Only Re-visit Fee

09-051

12/03/09

Domestic Partnership - Chapter 50 Information Update

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

09-027

06/22/09

Heat Awareness

09-022 - Health Facility Construction Plan Reviews and Onsite Inspections - OBSOLETE 03/13

09-012 - Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements - OBSOLETE, replaced by 10-006
08-029 12/04/08 Revisions of Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50 and ch. HFS 12

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

08-022 07/08/08 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Certificate 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
08-011 - Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building - OBSOLETE 03/13
08-007 03/18/08 Caregiver Background Check Update
08-006 03/17/08 Non Long Term Care (LTC) Complaint Contact Information
08-005 03/10/08 Resident-to-Resident (Client/Patient) Abuse Webcast Training
08-003 03/04/08 Medication Waste and Collection Programs
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
07-007 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
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
06-018 08/09/06 Hospice Aides, Medication Administration
06-008 05/15/06 DHFS 24-Hour Emergency Telephone Hotline for Reporting Public Health and Human Services Emergencies
06-003 - Life Safety Informational Release - OBSOLETE 03/13
06-001 1/3/06 Written Policies, Safety Precautions: Transporting Clients, Residents, Patients

05-015 - OBSOLETE, replaced by Names Removed From Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry

04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for BQA Entities
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 05/12
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
04-004 3/5/04 Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)
03-015 11/25/03 BQA 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

03-005 - Health Services Section Complaint Contact Information - OBSOLETE, replaced by memo 08-006 & 08-016

03-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry & Competency Testing Services Update - OBSOLETED 08/09

03-003 2/17/03 Palliative, Supportive Services for Individuals Not Electing Hospice
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 - Food and Drug Administration

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 BQA Memos

01-042

10/22/01

Guidelines for Care Coordination for Hospice Patients in Nursing Homes

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

01-031

5/31/01

Hospice Update

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

00-081

12/12/00

Variance Fee - 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

00-050

7/17/00

HCFA Info Releases:   #2000-12, Q&A re Hospices; #2000-16, Affecting HHAs

00-047 - Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and Minimum Data Set Automation - OBSOLETED 03/12

00-029

3/20/00

Waiver of Certain Staffing Requirements within Medicare Hospice Program

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

Quality Improvement Information:  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

00-012

1/24/00

Informal Dispute Resolution

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

99-076 - Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and Minimum Data Set Automation - OBSOLETED 01/11

99-073

12/10/99

Update on WI Caregiver Legislation

99-066

10/20/99

Updates to HSS 131 Hospice

99-053

9/14/99

Alert: Danger of Deaths Associated with Side Rail Use

99-050 - RAI and MDS Automation - OBSOLETED 05/06

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

99-039 - Hospices - Statewide Variance Approval for HSS 131.43(2)(a) 1 - Core Team - OBSOLETED by 10-027

99-034 - Hospices - Statewide Variance Approval for HSS 131.42(1)(b) OBSOLETED by 10-027

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

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

98-042 - RAI, MDS, OASIS Memo OBSOLETE 05/06

98-037 - RAI and MDS Automation - OBSOLETED 05/06

98-022

6/10/98

Nonexpiring Regular Licenses

98-018 - RAI and MDS Automation - OBSOLETED 05/06

Last Updated: July 14, 2014