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2009 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Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued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

09-054 - Nursing Homes

12/11/09

Cleaning and Disinfecting Glucose Meters Shared Between Residents

09-053 - Nursing Homes

12/11/09

Webcast Presentation F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors

09-052 - Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

12/11/09

Plans of Correction Via Attestation for Assisted Living Facilities

09-051 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

12/02/09

Domestic Partnership - Chapter 50 Information Update

09-050 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA, CLIA, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

12/02/09

Staffing of Facilities and Programs During a Pandemic

09-049 - Wisconsin County Departments of Human Services, Community Services

11/24/09

Notice of Change in Certification Fees for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Providers to take effect on Counties in 2011

09-048 - Certified Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Providers

11/24/09

Notice of Change in Certification Fees for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Providers

09-047 - Nursing Homes

12/01/09

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

09-046 - Department-Approved Assisted Living Administrator's Training Course - OBSOLETED by 11-010

09-045 - Community Based Residential Facilities

11/11/09

Notice of Department Designee for CBRF Department-Approved Training

09-044 - Nursing Homes

11/11/09

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

09-043 - Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

11/04/09

Notice of Implementation of Revisit Fee

09-042 - Home Health Agencies, Hospitals, Nursing Homes

10/26/09

Palliative Care

09-041 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA,  CLIA, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

10/26/09

Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory Registration System Now Online

09-040 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA, CLIA, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

10/02/06

For All Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements

09-038 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA, CLIA, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

09/10/09

Physician Assistant Prescribing Rule Changes

09-036 - Community Based Residential Facilities

07/30/09

Notice of Change in Licensing Fee for Community Based Residential Facilities

09-035 - Adult Family Homes

07/30/09

Notice of Change in Licensing Fee for Adult Family Homes

09-034 - Adult Day Cares

07/30/09

Notice of change in Certification Fee for Adult Day Cares

09-033 - Residential Care Apartment Complexes

07/30/09

Notice of Change in Certification Fee for Residential Care Apartment Complexes

09-032 - Feeding Assistant Training Programs, Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes

07/24/09

F325 and F371 Question and Answer Document

09-031 - Community Based Residential Facilities

07/15/09

Statewide Waiver of Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DHS 83.59(2)(e)

09-029 - Certified Mental Health and AODA, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, 

07/31/09

Personal Wireless Handheld Device Guidance

09-028 - Feeding Assistant Training Programs, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Nursing Homes

07/07/09

Feeding Assistant Training Program Updates

09-027 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Certified Mental Health and AODA, CLIA, Community Based Residential Facilities, End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics

06/22/09

Heat Awareness

09-026 - Adult Day Care Centers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes 06/25/09 Discontinuing the Issuance of Annual/Biennial Certificates
09-025 - Preadmission Requirements for Nursing Homes - OBSOLETED by 11-013
09-024 - Preadmission Requirements for Residential Care Apartment Complexes - OBSOLETED by 11-013

09-023 - Preadmission Requirements for Community Based Residential Facilities - OBSOLETED by 11-013

09-022 - Health Facility Construction Plan Reviews and Onsite Inspections - OBSOLETE 03/13
09-019 - Nursing Homes 05/12/09

Personal Protective Equipment

09-016 - Hospitals 04/24/09 Wisconsin Statutes, Section 50.36(5)
09-015 - Nursing Homes 04/17/09/ Antipsychotic Medication Use for Individuals with Dementia
09-014 - Hospitals 04/17/09 Medication Cart Storage in Hospitals: Secured and Locked
09-013 - Area Administrators/Assistant Administrators, Bureau Directors, County Departments of Human Services Directors, County Mental Health  Coordinators, 04/08/09 Supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses in Methadone Treatment Programs
09-012  - Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements - OBSOLETED by 10-006 
09-011 - Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes,  Community-Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes 04/01/09 Bureau of Assisted Living Restructuring to Four (4) Regions
09-010 - Hospitals 03/25/09 Wisconsin Statutes, Section 157.06, Anatomical Gifts

09-007 - Community-Based Residential Facilities

03/02/09

Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Memorandums Issused Prior to the Revised Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter DHS 83

09-006 - Feeding Assistant Training Programs 

02/11/09

Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Training Program Requirements Update

09-005 - Community-Based Residential Facilities

02/06/09

Revised Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter DHS 83

09-004 - CLIA Certified Laboratories

01/27/09

Electronic Delivery of Clinical Lab Improvement (CLIA) Amendments Updates

09-003  - DQA Website - Construction/Remodeling for Health Care Facilities - OBSOLETE 03/13

09-002 - Notice to update Facility Administrator Information - OBSOLETED by 09-007 

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Last Updated: January 09, 2014