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Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for nursing homes 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)
14-001 01/07/14 Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update (PDF, 68 KB)
13-023 11/06/13 Evacuation of Residents with Special Needs (PDF, 49 KB)
13-022 10/24/13 CMS Clarification on Nursing Home Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policies (PDF, 50 KB)
13-021 10/18/13 Required Notifications to the Division of Quality Assurance (PDF, 49 KB)
13-019 08/15/13 HIPAA Final Rule – Recommendations for Facility Compliance (PDF, 127 KB)
13-018 08/15/13 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Website Now Available (PDF, 56 KB)
13-017 07/01/13 Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease (PDF, 215 KB)
13-014 05/23/13 Danger of Entrapment Associated With Bed Rail Use (PDF, 150 KB)
13-012 04/25/13 Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds (PDF, 38 KB)
13-008 03/25/13 Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information (PDF, 169 KB)
13-007 03/18/13 Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities (PDF, 49 KB)
13-006 03/13/13 Results of the Long Term Care Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey (PDF, 31 KB)
13-005 03/11/13 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)
12-020 12/06/12 Clarification Concerning Posting Requirements for Nurse Staffing
12-019 12/04/12 New Lean Plan Review Application
12-016 10/04/12 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long-Term Care Coalition
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
12-009 06/26/12 MDS 3.0 Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Referral Process and Automated Submission (Joint Division Memo)

12-008

06/20/12

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

12-003

04/03/12

Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR)

12-002 02/13/12 Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource
12-001 01/17/12 CMS S & C Memo 11-35 Mandate of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act for Nurse Aide Training in Nursing Homes
11-034 12/08/11 Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Revisions Relating to State Violations, Appeal Provisions, Forfeitures and Enforcement Action

11-033

12/05/11

Guidance for  F371

11-032

12/05/11

Guidance for Investigating & Reporting Alleged Violations in Nursing Homes

11-031

11/29/11

Glucose Meters and Infection Control

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

11-025

10/17/11

Resident Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes

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

11-016

05/31/11

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

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

11-013

05/25/11

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

11-012

04/29/11

Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms

11-011

04/26/11

Residents' Transfer and Discharge Protections

11-009

03/31/11

Emergency Preparedness Flood Preparation and Response

11-008

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

02/10/11

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

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

10-037

12/01/10

Informed Consent for Psychotropic Medications

10-033

11/02/10

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

10-032

10/26/10

Residents' Right to transfer and Discharge Protections

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

10-028 - MDS Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Process - OBSOLETED by 11-007  (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

10-014

06/08/10

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

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

10-012

05/26/10

Heat Awareness

10-008

05/10/10

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

10-007

04/19/10

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

09-054

12/11/09

Cleaning and Disinfecting Glucose Meters Shared Between Residents

09-053

12/11/09

Webcast Presentation F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors

09-051

12/03/09

Domestic Partnership - Chapter 50 Information Update

09-050

12/02/09

Staffing of Facilities and Programs During a Pandemic

09-047

12/01/09

Changes in 2010 to WI Clean Indoor Air Act and Its Effect on Nursing Home Smoking Policies

09-044

11/11/09

Invitation to Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants for Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds

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

09-032

07/24/09

F325 and F371 Question and Answer Document

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

09-025 - Preadmission Requirements for Nursing Homes - OBSOLETED by 11-013

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

09-019 05/12/09 Personal Protective Equipment
09-015 04/17/09 Antipsychotic Medication Use for Individuals with Dementia
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
08-014 05/06/08 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training Clinical Site Responsibilities
08-013 05/06/08 Glucose Meters and Infection Control
08-012 04/25/08 Medication Aide Training Waiver for Facilities With a Nurse Aide Training Prohibition
08-011 - Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building - OBSOLETE 03/13

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
08-003 03/04/08 Medication Waste and Collection Programs
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
07-017 10/10/07 Approval of the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals
07-016 09/14/07 Section HFS 132.84(2)(e) Sharing of toilet facilities between sexes
07-015 09/04/07 Revisions to Chapter HFS 132, Wisconsin Administrative Code, effective September 1, 2007
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
06-022 11/03/06 Medication Return, Donation, and Disposal
06-014 6/27/06 Medicaid Eligibility for Nursing Home Care Determination
06-013 - Approval of the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals - OBSOLETED by - 07-017
06-011 - Sharing of Toilet Facilities Between Sexes - OBSOLETED by -  07-016
06-008 5/15/06 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
06-005 - IDR Update - OBSOLETE, replaced by 14-001
06-004 06/8/06 Medicare Part D Issues: Timely Services and Medication Coverage Issues
06-003 - Life Safety Informational Release - OBSOLETE 03/13
06-001 01/3/06 Written Policies, Safety Precautions: Transporting Clients, Residents, Patients
05-015 - OBSOLETE, replaced by Names Removed From Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
05-012 - Reporting Requirements for Alleged Abuse, Neglect, and Misappropriation - OBSOLETE 11/09
05-009 08/22/05 Nurse Aides and Topical Medication Administration

05-008 - Smoking Policy in Nursing Homes - OBSOLETED by
09-047

05-005 IDR Update OBSOLETED by 14-001
05-004 - Reporting Alleged Violations of Mistreatment, Neglect, Abuse, Injuries of Unknown Source, & Misappropriation - OBSOLETE 05/10
05-001 01/07/05 Revision of HFS 132 Effective 11/1/04
04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for BQA Entities
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-023 08/31/04 Guidelines for Crushing Medications and Placing Medications in Food
04-022 09/01/04 Updating Nurse Practice Guidelines and Standards of Practice
04-020 IDR Update OBSOLETED by 14-001
04-019 08/31/04 Hospice Nurse Pronouncement of Death Regulations Update, 2003 WI Act 273
04-018 07/19/04 Timely Services & Prior Authorization for Medications
04-014 - Promissor - Nurse Aide Testing and Registry Services Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-008 03/12/04 Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Program Requirements
04-004 03/05/04 Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)
03-016 12/29/03 Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Training Program Requirements - Status Update
03-015 11/25/03 BQA Post Survey Questionnaire
03-014 10/14/03 Insulin Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
03-011 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and Competency Testing Services Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
03-008 -  Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements, OBSOLETE 10/09, replaced by 09-040
03-007 12/08/03 Title XIX Nursing Care Level Determination Guideline
03-006 04/03/03 CMS Adopts Life Safety Code
03-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry & Competency Testing Services Update OBSOLETED 08/09
03-001 01/29/03 Posting the Number of Licensed and Unlicensed Nursing Staff on Each Shift
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

07/26/02

Voluntary & Mandatory Medical Device Reporting - FDA

02-005

02/14/02

Family Care Resource Centers' Requirement to Provide Information

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

Last Updated: July 14, 2014