Mental Health Treatment Programs: DQA Numbered Memos

Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for mental health treatment programs are documents issued by the Division that deal with policies, information and interpretation of federal and state regulations and guidelines of the programs under the jurisdiction of DQA.

Questions about the content of mental health provider memos:  Email the Bureau of Health Services of the Division of Quality Assurance.

Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
Certification Process Change December 1, 2018
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information February 20, 2017
Prohibited Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities January 2, 2017
Centralized Reporting of Client/Patient/Resident Death Determination June 27, 2016
Variance Needed for Use of a Licensed Mental Health Professional to Approve Emergency Mental Health Crisis Plans and Response Plans June 27, 2016
Provision of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Services within a Certified Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Program March 10, 2016
Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices February 23, 2016
Variance Needed for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber to Practice in Certified Programs September 14, 2015
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Telehealth - Criteria for Certification August 5, 2015
Certification of Waivers and Variances Submitted to the DQA Behavioral Health Certification Section April 21, 2015
Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
February 1, 2019
2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program May 30, 2014
Regionalization Application Process for Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) May 12, 2014
Addendum to Division of Quality (DQA) Assurance Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Branch Office Policy October 17, 2013
HIPAA Final Rule - Recommendations for Facility Compliance August 15, 2013
Notice of Branch Office Policy and Certification Fees for Multi-County Comprehensive Community Services and Multi-County Community Support Programs May 23, 2013
On-line Recertification Application Forms for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Providers May 8, 2013
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information March 25, 2013
January 1, 2017
Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct January 29, 2013
Last Revised: April 6, 2018