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Madison, WI 53701-2969
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Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
20-007
Wisconsin Home Health Agencies – CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Emergency Order # 21 June 8, 2020
20-004
Wisconsin Nursing Homes – CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Executive Order # 21 June 8, 2020
20-003
Wisconsin Hospices CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Emergency Order # 21 June 8, 2020
20-009
Licensure/Certification Application for Temporary Assisted Living Facility Expansion Units and Transfer Options during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency State May 29, 2020
20-008
State Licensure Application for Temporary Nursing Facility Expansion Units and Transfer Options during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency May 1, 2020
20-006
Use of Remote Support Providers in Regulated Adult Family Homes April 24, 2020
20-005
Guidance for Ambulatory Surgical Centers Temporarily Enrolling as a Hospital During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency April 16, 2020
20-002
CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions – Wisconsin Hospitals April 6, 2020
20-001
State Licensure Application for Temporary Expansion Locations during Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19 April 3, 2020
18-001
Certification Process Change December 1, 2018
17-005
Construction Requirement for New 'Class C' Structures February 24, 2017
17-004
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information February 20, 2017
17-003
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update February 17, 2017
17-002
New Online System for Assisted Living Facility License/Certification Continuations February 17, 2017
17-001
Prohibited Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities January 2, 2017
16-011
Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy Provider November 1, 2016
16-010
Notification of Pain Clinic Certification Program August 23, 2016
16-009
Approval of Laboratories and Analysts Performing Testing under Wis. Stat. § 343.305(6)(a) August 1, 2016
16-008
Centralized Reporting of Client/Patient/Resident Death Determination June 27, 2016
16-007
Variance Needed for Use of a Licensed Mental Health Professional to Approve Emergency Mental Health Crisis Plans and Response Plans June 27, 2016
16-005
Provision of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Services within a Certified Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Program March 10, 2016
16-004
Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices February 23, 2016
16-003
Reminder Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements February 16, 2016
February 1, 2019
16-002
Hospice and Community-Based Residential Facility Review Submittal Change February 3, 2016
16-001
Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities February 1, 2016
15-013
Centralization of Assisted Living Licensing/Certification/Registration Process September 21, 2015
15-012
Variance Needed for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber to Practice in Certified Programs September 14, 2015
15-010
Variance Needed for Physician Assistant to Practice in Certified Mental Health Programs July 27, 2015
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
February 17, 2017
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
14-010
Clarification Surrounding Emergency Protective Placement September 5, 2014
14-009
Clarification Concerning 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
14-005
Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
February 1, 2019
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
August 1, 2017
Last Revised: January 18, 2019