Wisconsin's Caregiver Law, implemented in October 1998, requires all DQA-regulated entities to report allegations of misconduct (abuse or neglect of a client, or misappropriation of a client's property) regarding any caregiver:
- who is an employee of or contractor with the facility and
- who has regular, direct contact with clients.
Feeding assistants meet Wisconsin's definition of a caregiver and allegations involving a feeding assistant are subject to the caregiver misconduct reporting requirements.
See Chapter 6 of the Wisconsin Caregiver Program Manual, P00038 (PDF) for information on reporting employee misconduct.
The name of any noncredentialed caregiver (including a feeding assistant), with a substantiated finding of misconduct will be entered on the Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct Registry.