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
PO Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
 

DQA Newsletters

DQA Quarterly Information Updates – Recently published memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other items of interest.

Pharmacy Newscapsules – Up-to-date information on medications.

Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
21-08
Prohibited Restraints and Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities December 1, 2021
21-06
Wisconsin Administrative Code s. DHS 132.42 (3) (a) Pre-employment Screening for Clinically Apparent Communicable Disease November 15, 2021
21-07
Background Check and Misconduct Investigation Program for DHS 105.14 Adult Day Care Centers November 2, 2021
21-05
Suspension of Advance Directives October 12, 2021
21-04
DHS Requests Nursing Homes Join Hospitals in Wisconsin to Use the EMResource Bed Tracking System for Health Care Entities September 15, 2021
21-03
Community Based Residential Facilities and Crisis Stabilization April 1, 2021
21-02
Notice and Requirements for Submitting Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information February 22, 2021
21-01
CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions – Acute Hospital Care at Home Program January 12, 2021
20-010
Mental Health Day Treatment for Youth Certification September 3, 2020
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
April 5, 2022
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
December 1, 2021
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
Last Revised: October 12, 2021