The Background Check and Misconduct Investigation Program protects individuals receiving care and treatment services in Wisconsin, including those provided in treatment facilities, assisted living settings, the home, and the community.
The program provides that:
- Treatment providers must conduct background checks for employees and contractors who have regular and direct contact with patients, clients, or residents.
- The Department of Health Services (DHS) must conduct background checks for individuals seeking approval (such as a license, certification, or registration) to operate health care programs and services and for individuals residing in these settings as non-clients.
- Treatment providers must investigate and report all allegations of abuse, neglect or misappropriation to the Department.
- Any person may submit a public report of alleged misconduct by employees or contractors of Wisconsin treatment providers.
- DHS screens and investigates reports of misconduct. If allegations are substantiated, findings are documented on the Misconduct Registry.
- Individuals with findings of misconduct or offenses affecting eligibility may apply for rehabilitation review.
For questions please email DHSCaregiverIntake@dhs.wisconsin.gov.