DQA Memos

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
Email: Division of Quality Assurance

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Official Number Description Issue Datesort ascending Attachments Obsolete Date
15-008 Delayed Egress Approval for Community Based Residential Facilities May 8, 2015
15-007 Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update April 22, 2015
15-005 Medicare Part D in Nursing Homes April 21, 2015
15-006 Certification of Waivers and Variances Submitted to the DQA Behavioral Health Certification Section April 21, 2015
15-004 Wisconsin Administrative Code s. DHS 132.42 (3) (a) Pre-employment Screening for Clinically Apparent Communicable Disease March 27, 2015
15-003 Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions Request March 20, 2015
15-002 Section DHS 132.84 (2) (e) Sharing of toilet facilities between sexes March 16, 2015
15-001 Suspension of Advance Directives February 18, 2015
14-009 Clarification Concerning Emergency Protective Placement September 5, 2014
14-010 Clarification Surrounding Emergency Protective Placement September 5, 2014
14-008 Facility Closure/Relocation Plans September 3, 2014
14-007 Existing Building Conversions for New CBRF Licensure July 29, 2014
14-006 Plan of Correction Due Date July 15, 2014
14-005 Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
14-004 2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program May 30, 2014
14-003 Regionalization Application Process for Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) May 12, 2014
14-002 Release of the Revised CBRF Medication Administration Curriculum March 6, 2014
14-001 Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update January 7, 2014
13-023 Evacuation of Residents with Special Needs November 6, 2013
13-022 CMS Clarification on Nursing Home Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policies October 24, 2013
13-021 Required Notifications to the Division of Quality Assurance October 18, 2013
13-020 Addendum to Division of Quality (DQA) Assurance Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Branch Office Policy October 17, 2013
13-018 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Website Now Available August 15, 2013
13-019 HIPAA Final Rule - Recommendations for Facility Compliance August 15, 2013
13-017 Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease July 1, 2013
13-016 Requests for Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions June 3, 2013
March 20, 2015
13-014 Danger of Entrapment Associated with Bed Rail Use May 23, 2013
13-015 Notice of Branch Office Policy and Certification Fees for Multi-County Comprehensive Community Services and Multi-County Community Support Programs May 23, 2013
13-013 On-line Recertification Application Forms for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Providers May 8, 2013
13-012 Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds April 25, 2013
13-011 Guidelines for Use of Electronic Record Keeping in Assisted Living April 18, 2013
13-009 Assessing Personnel Competency in Clinical Laboratories April 10, 2013
13-010 Personal Care Providers Annual Reporting and Fee Submission April 10, 2013
13-008 Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information March 25, 2013
13-007 Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities March 18, 2013
13-006 Results of the Long Term Care Baseline Prevention Practives Assessment Online Survey March 13, 2013
13-005 Submission of Construction Plans to Milwaukee State Office Building March 11, 2013
13-004 Alcohol Detoxification Services in Psychiatric Hospitals February 27, 2013
13-003 Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct January 29, 2013
13-001 Charging Fees Associated with Changes to a License/Certificate January 9, 2013
13-002 E-SOD/E-POC Initiative January 9, 2013
12-020 Clarification Concerning Posting Requirements for Nurse Staffing December 6, 2012
12-019 New Lean Plan Review Application December 4, 2012
12-018 2011 Wisconsin Act 160 Licensing Anesthesiologist Assistants November 29, 2012
12-016 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long-Term Care Coalition October 4, 2012
12-015 Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records August 22, 2012
12-014 Adult Family Home Training – Revised Requirements August 22, 2012
12-013 Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update August 20, 2012
April 22, 2015
12-012 Authentication of Physician Orders in Hospitals August 7, 2012
12-010 Summary Survey Report – Due September 20, 2012 July 24, 2012

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Last Revised: May 11, 2015