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DQA Numbered Memos for resident care apartment complexes 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 the Division of Quality Assurance.

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Memo#

Date Issued

Subject

14-008 09/03/14 Facility Closure/Relocation Plans (PDF, 84 KB)
14-006 07/15/14 Plan of Correction Due Date (PDF, 115 KB)
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 08/15/15 HIPAA Final Rule – Recommendations for Facility Compliance (PDF, 127 KB)
13-017 07/01/13 Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease (PDF, 215 KB)
13-016 06/03/13 Requests for Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions (PDF, 286 KB)
13-014 05/23/13 Danger of Entrapment Associated With Bed Rail Use (PDF, 150 KB)
13-011 03/18/13 Guidelines for Use of Electronic Record Keeping in Assisted Living (PDF, 126 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)
13-002 01/09/13 E-SOD/E-POC Initiative (PDF, 200 KB)
13-001 01/09/13 Charging Fees Associated with Changes to a License / Certificate (PDF, 108 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

12-007 05/04/12 Medication Setup in Assisted Living and Adult Day Care
12-005 05/04/12 Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers

12-004

04/16/12

Changes in the Division of Quality Assurance
Bureau of Assisted Living - Southern Regional Office

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

11-017

06/06/11

Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents

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

11-009

03/31/11

Emergency Preparedness Flood Preparation and Response

11-003

01/19/11

Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements Expand Coverage to Most Residential Buildings Effective February 1, 2011

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

10-029

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

10-016

06/09/10

Changes in 2010 to WI Clean Indoor Air Act and the Effect on Assisted Living Facilities

10-012

05/26/10

Heat Awareness

10-009

04/27/10

Elopement Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

10-007

04/19/10

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

10-006

04/06/10

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

10-003

02/01/10

Licensing Threshold Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

09-052

12/11/09

Plans of Correction Via Attestation for Assisted Living Facilities

09-051

12/03/09

Domestic Partnership - Chapter 50 Information Update

09-050

12/02/09

Staffing of Facilities and Programs During a Pandemic

09-043

11/04/09

Notice of Implementation of Revisit Fee

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

09-033

07/30/09

Notice of Change in Certification Fee for Residential Care Apartment Complexes

09-029

07/31/09

Personal Wireless Handheld Device Guidance

09-027

06/22/09

Heat Awareness

09-026

06/25/09

Discontinuing the Issuance of Annual/Biennial Certificates

09-024 - Preadmission Requirements for Residential Care Apartment Complexes - OBSOLETED by 11-013
09-012 - Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements - OBSOLETE, replaced by 10-006
09-011 04/01/09

Bureau of Assisted Living Restructuring to Four (4) Regions

08-025 11/07/08 Guidelines for Managing MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
08-024 09/30/08 Assisted Living Medication Management Initiative
08-023 08/19/08 Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities
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
08-013 05/06/08 Glucose Meters and Infection Control
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
07-021 11/01/07 Consultant and Management Company List
07-018 10/30/07 Self-Report/Facility Reporting Requirements, Including Adult-at-Risk Reporting Requirements
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
07-008 05/29/07 Medication Return, Donation, and Disposal
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
06-030 - Self-Report/Facility Reporting Requirements - OBSOLETE 4/09 
06-029 12/14/06 Assisted Living Section Regional Boundaries Effective January 1, 2007
06-028 11/15/06 Adult-at-risk, including Elder Adult-at-Risk
06-027 11/13/06 Disaster Preparedness Memo
06-016 7/24/06 Insulin and Assisted Living Industry
06-008 05/15/06 DHFS 24-Hour Emergency Telephone Hotline for Reporting Public Health and Human Services Emergencies
06-004 6/8/06 Medicare Part D Issues: Timely Services and Medication Coverage Issues
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
05-003 3/15/05 Destruction of Medications
05-002 3/15/05 Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy Provider
04-029 12/27/04 Sample Medications
04-028 11/22/04 Revised Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements for BQA Entities
04-026 11/22/04 Physician Orders and Medications
04-025 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training, Testing and Registry Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-019 8/31/04 Hospice Nurse Pronouncement of Death Regulations Update, 2003 WI Act 273
04-015 11/22/04 Safe Storage, Handling, Use of Oxygen
04-014 - Promissor - Nurse Aide Testing and Registry Services Update - OBSOLETED 5/12
04-006 3/11/04 Medication Setup in Assisted Living - REVISED
04-004 3/5/04 Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs)
03-015 11/25/03 BQA Post Survey Questionnaire
03-008 -  Facilities Performing Tests on Human Specimens: CLIA Requirements, OBSOLETE 10/09, replaced by 09-040
03-004 - Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry & 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
02-018 09/25/02 Administering Medications in RCACs

02-012

7/26/02

Voluntary & Mandatory Medical Device Reporting - FDA

02-005

2/14/02

Family Care Resource Centers' Requirement to Provide Information

01-051

12/3/01

Disseminating BQA Memos

01-035

8/20/01

HFS 75 / HFS 83 Administrative Rule Cross-System Implementation

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

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

01-023

5/21/01

Baseboard Heaters

00-081

12/12/00

Variance Fee - Health Care Facilities

00-079 - Posting WI Caregiver Misconduct Registry - OBSOLETED 5/12

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

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

00-024 - Update on Wisconsin Caregiver Legislation - OBSOLETED 5/12

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

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

99-073

12/10/99

Update on Wisconsin Caregiver Legislation

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

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)

Last Updated: September 15, 2014