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Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for hospitals 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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Submission of Construction Plans to the Madison State Office BuildingOBSOLETED by 13-005

Memo#

Date Issued

Subject

14-005 07/07/14 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 (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 03/11/13 Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building (PDF, 99 KB)
13-004 02/27/13 Alcohol Detoxification Services in Psychiatric Hospitals (PDF, 46 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
12-018 11/29/12 2011 Wisconsin Act 160 Licensing Anesthesiologist Assistants
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
12-012 08/07/12 Authentication of Physician Orders in Hospitals
12-011 07/24/12 e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs
12-010 07/24/12 Summary Survey Report – Due September 20, 2012

12-008

06/20/12

Heat Awareness

11-029 - Fees for Copies of Health Care Provider Records Effective July 1, 2011 OBSOLETE
11-028 -

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

11-020

07/20/11

Heat Awareness

11-019

07/07/11

Revision: Environmental Suicide Prevention

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

11-004

01/28/11

Respiratory Therapy Orders in Hospitals

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

10-038

12/17/10

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

10-036

11/30/10

Mandatory Reporting of Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

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

10-024

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

10-019

07/14/10

Reminder of Hospital Requirements Pertaining to Victims of Sexual Assault

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)

10-005

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

09-042

10/26/09

Palliative Care

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

09-016 04/24/09 Wisconsin Statutes, Section 50.36(5)
09-014 04/17/09 Medication Cart Storage in Hospitals: Secured and Locked

09-010

03/25/09

Wisconsin Statutes, Section 157.06, Anatomical Gifts

09-003 - DQA Website - Construction/Remodeling for Health Care Facilities - OBSOLETE 03/13
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
08-010 04/15/08 Revisions to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Effective March 28, 2008
08-009 - Post-Construction Questionnaire for Hospitals - 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
08-004 03/04/08 Variance for Recognizing the Practice and Role of a Physician Assistant in Certified Mental Health Programs
08-001 01/04/08 Life Safety Informational Release
07-021 11/01/07 Consultant and Management Company List
07-019 - Variance of Section HFS 124.12(5)(b)11, Wisconsin Administrative Code:  Authentication of Physician Orders in Hospitals - OBSOLETED by 12-012
07-014 08/24/07 Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information
07-013 08/02/07 Interim Guidance Regarding Authentication of Physician Orders Memo
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
06-026 10/12/06 Hospital Death Reporting Requirements
06-025 11/15/06 Patient Privacy During Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
06-024 10/11/06 Medication Sentinel Events in Wisconsin
06-009 06/06/06 Statewide Variance of HFS 124 & HFS 83, Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test
06-008 05/15/06 DHFS 24-Hour Emergency Telephone Hotline for Reporting Public Health and Human Services Emergencies
06-007 - Health Facility Construction Plan Reviews and Onsite Inspections - OBSOLETE 03/13
06-006 5/2/06 Variance HFS 124, Authentication of Physician Orders
06-003 - Life Safety Informational Release - OBSOLETE 03/13

06-002 - Variance HFS 124, Authentication of Physician Orders - OBSOLETE, replaced by 06-006

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

05-011 9/12/05 Security Issues in Psychiatric Treatment Facilities

05-010 - Variance: HFS 124,  Authentication of Physician Orders - OBSOLETE, replaced by 06-006

05-007 6/2/05 Variance for Requirements for Certified Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinics
04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for BQA Entities
04-027 8/31/04 Statewide Individual Provider Variance for Certified Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-024 9/17/04 Variance: Recognizing Practice, Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
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 5/12
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 5/12
03-010 6/16/03 Hospital Responsibility, Physician Practice
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 08-006 & 08-016

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

03-002 - Firearms in Hospitals - OBSOLETED - 05/12
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

02-009

3/19/02

CMS Focused Survey Process

02-007

2/14/02

MDS Waived for CAH Swing-Bed Patients

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

01-048

11/30/01

ALERT - Dialyzer Recall by Baxter

01-046

11/30/01

CMS Hospital Condition of Participation:  Patients' Rights, "One Hour Rule"

01-035

8/20/01

HFS 75 / HFS 83 Administrative Rule Cross-System Implementation

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

01-032 Environmental Suicide Prevention - OBSOLETE, replaced by 11-019

01-026 - Shared Resident Spaces in Mixed Occupancy Buildings - Currently Under Review

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

Last Updated: July 14, 2014