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Community-Based Residential Facilities

Community-based residential facilities (CBRF) are places where five or more unrelated people live together in a community setting. Services offered include room and board, supervision, and support services. It can include up to three hours of nursing care per week.

Finding and Choosing a CBRF

Contact us

For questions regarding CBRFs, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA):

Regional offices

For compliance history, regulations, or complaints, contact your Bureau of Assisted Living Regional Office.

Regulation and enforcement action contacts

Cheryl Bott, 608-266-2495

Cari Gast, 920-360-9612

Fire reporting

All fires in a licensed facility in Wisconsin must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) within 72 hours. To report a fire, complete and submit the Health Care Facility Fire Report, F-62500.

For questions regarding fire reporting, contact DQA Fire Authority:

Additional information is provided in DQA numbered memo 23-002 (PDF).

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Last revised September 1, 2023