The Caregiver Law, under s.50.065, Stats., requires regulated facilities/entities to complete two types of caregiver background checks. Those completed by employers on their employees and contractors. Those completed by the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) on license applicants/license holders,
All entities regulated by the Division of Quality Assurance must submit all caregiver misconduct incident reports, regardless of perpetrator.
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
Wisconsin's Caregiver Law requires background and criminal history checks of certain caregivers.
The purpose of the feeding assistant is to supplement nurse aides and licensed nursing staff in long term care facilities.
The Department provides regulatory oversight of nursing home personnel who are able to administer medication to nursing home residents.
Beginning in 1990, the federal government required all states to establish a “Registry” of persons who were eligible to work as a nurse aide in federally regulated facilities. The Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry lists the names of nurse aides who, through training, testing and experience, meet
Listed below are approved training programs for providing medication aide courses. Some of the individual technical college programs have seen a lack of interest in the medication aide program and have temporarily suspended the program. Participants are encouraged to contact the technical college
Last Revised: January 15, 2016