Nursing Homes: DQA Numbered Memos

Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for nursing homes 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.

DQA Quarterly Information Updates - Recently published DQA memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other items of interest.

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.

Questions about the content of Nursing Home memos: email the Division of Quality Assurance.

Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
17-004
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information February 20, 2017
17-003
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update February 17, 2017
16-008
Centralized Reporting of Client/Patient/Resident Death Determination June 27, 2016
16-006
Revised Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen – Use of Hair Dryers April 4, 2016
16-004
Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices February 23, 2016
16-003
Reminder Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements February 16, 2016
February 1, 2019
15-014
Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stake Holders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds November 2, 2015
15-007
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update April 22, 2015
February 17, 2017
15-005
Medicare Part D in Nursing Homes April 21, 2015
15-004
Wisconsin Administrative Code s. DHS 132.42 (3) (a) Pre-employment Screening for Clinically Apparent Communicable Disease March 27, 2015
15-002
Section DHS 132.84 (2) (e) Sharing of toilet facilities between sexes March 16, 2015
14-009
Clarification Concerning Emergency Protective Placement September 5, 2014
14-005
Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
February 1, 2019
14-004
2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program May 30, 2014
14-001
Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update January 7, 2014
August 1, 2017
13-023
Evacuation of Residents with Special Needs November 6, 2013
13-022
CMS Clarification on Nursing Home Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policies October 24, 2013
13-021
Required Notifications to the Division of Quality Assurance October 18, 2013
13-018
Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Website Now Available August 15, 2013
13-014
Danger of Entrapment Associated with Bed Rail Use May 23, 2013
13-012
Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds April 25, 2013
November 4, 2015
13-007
Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities March 18, 2013
13-006
Results of the Long-Term Care Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey March 13, 2013
April 21, 2017
13-005
Submission of Construction Plans to Milwaukee State Office Building March 11, 2013
13-003
Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct January 29, 2013
Last Revised: April 4, 2018