Caregiver Program (including Background Checks)

Wisconsin's Caregiver Law requires background and criminal history checks of certain personnel who are responsible for the care, safety and security of children and adults. The law also requires covered entities to investigate and report incidents of misconduct (abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property).

All Programs

Adult Programs 
Regulated by the DHS Division of Quality Assurance (DQA)

Children's Programs 
Regulated by the Department of Children and Families

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Last Revised: January 27, 2016