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Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities: Memos and Publications

This page includes helpful resources related to facilities serving people with developmental disabilities (FDDs). Publications are files or websites with additional information. Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) numbered memos are documents that deal with:

  • Policies for FDDs.
  • Guidelines for FDDs managed by DQA.
  • Information and interpretation of federal and state regulations.

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Memos from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

View our Memos Library to access a wealth of communications issued by DHS regarding policies and procedures and how they should be put into action.

DQA numbered memos

Select a link to view the memo. You can also view the list of all DQA Memos.

For an official paper copy of any numbered memo, email or write:

Memo Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete date
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update
Notice and Requirements for Submitting Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update
Centralized Reporting of Client/Patient/Resident Death Determination
Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices
Reminder Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements
Last revised May 19, 2023