On April 1, 2009, the Department of Health Services (DHS) implemented the revised Wis. Admin. Code, ch. DHS 83, licensing standards and regulations for community-based residential facilities (CBRFs). Minimum training requirements for CBRF personnel changed substantially with a delayed implementation date of April 1, 2010, for all current department-approved CBRF training plans and approved trainers as indicated in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 83.20:
DHS 83.20 Department-approved training. (1) APPROVED TRAINING. (a) Training for standard precautions, fire safety, first aid and choking, and medication administration and management shall be approved by the department or designee and shall be provided by trainers approved by the department or designee. Approvals for training plans and trainers for standard precautions, fire safety, first aid and choking, and medication administration and management issued before April 1, 2009, shall expire April 1, 2010.
On January 1, 2017, DHS established an interagency agreement with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and designated the UW Green Bay to develop the curriculum for CBRF training programs, coordinate the approval of qualified trainers, and maintain public directories for approved programs, instructors, and trainees.
Anyone who wishes to be a CBRF trainer for Standard Precautions, Medication Administration and Management, Fire Safety, and First Aid and Choking, must be approved and follow the requirements found on the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry site.
UW Green Bay has 15 business days to process applications.
All approvals previously issued to CBRF trainers and training programs are null and void after March 31, 2010. For employees who received department-approved training prior to April 1, 2010, those department-approved CBRF training can be found at: Previously Approved CBRF Training Programs