The Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct Registry is a record of the names of nurse aides and other noncredentialed caregivers with a substantiated finding of caregiver misconduct (abuse or neglect of a client or misappropriation of a client's property). Information on the Registry should be reviewed regularly to determine appropriate hiring and employment decisions. Wisconsin law prohibits publishing an individual's Social Security Number.
- For a nurse aide (NA): The Registry provides information regarding the aide's employment eligibility and whether a finding of misconduct has been placed under the aide's name.
- For other noncredentialed caregivers (CGE): Due to Wisconsin state regulations, an individual who is not a nurse aide but works as a personal care worker, maintenance worker, laundry aide, etc., and who has a finding on the Caregiver Misconduct Registry is identified as a caregiver (CGE).
- Individuals with a finding on the Registry may not be employed as a caregiver (as that term is defined in s. 50.065 or 48.685), Wisconsin Stats., in any entity regulated by the Wisconsin DHS unless approved through the Rehabilitation Review process.
- Employers with knowledge of caregivers having lived in other states should check with that state's registry.
For the convenience of employers of caregivers, the following supplemental information is provided:
- Names of individuals newly added to the Misconduct Registry
Permanent Bars from Employment
Federal regulations require that under certain circumstances nurse aides with a finding of caregiver misconduct be permanently barred from working in any capacity in federally regulated nursing homes.
Individuals with findings on the Registry of misconduct may also be permanently barred from working in intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID).
The Rehabilitation Review process cannot change a permanent bar imposed by federal law.
- Rehabilitation Review Request Instructions and Form, F-83263 (PDF, 42 KB) , for a caregiver required pursuant to Chapter DHS 12 to prove rehabilitation.
- Counties, school boards, child placing agencies and tribes may order the forms to report rehabilitation review panel decisions to the Department of Health Services. See Ordering Printed Forms for the following:
- Rehabilitation Review Panel Decision Report, F-83264
- Instructions for Rehabilitation Review Panel Decision Report, F-83264A
- Rehabilitation Review Appeals Report, F-83265
- Instructions for Rehabilitation Review Appeals Report, F-83265A