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.
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- To obtain a paper (official) copy of any numbered memo, write to the Administrator's Office, Division of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969, or email: Division of Quality Assurance.
- DQA Numbered Memos for all provider types.
|Official Number||Description||Issue Date||Attachments||Obsolete Date|
||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|
||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|
||Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records||August 22, 2012|
||e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs||July 24, 2012|
||Heat Awareness||June 20, 2012|
||Using Social Media Platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn||October 24, 2011|
||US Department of Labor to Allow Limited Participation of Youths in Operation of Power-Driven Patient Lifts||August 1, 2011|
||Heat Awareness||July 20, 2011|
||Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents||June 6, 2011|
||Summary of the Division of Quality Assurance Provider Post-Survey Questionnaire||May 16, 2011|
||Listing of Mental Health Practitioners using Individual Provider Status Confirmation Letters||February 4, 2011|