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Residential Care Apartment Complexes: Memos and Publications

This page includes helpful resources related to residential care apartment complexes (RCACs). Publications are files or websites with additional information. Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) numbered memos are documents that deal with:

  • RCAC policies.
  • Guidelines for RCACs regulated 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.

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Memo Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete date
Prohibited Restraints and Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities
Notice and Requirements for Submitting Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information
Licensure/Certification Application for Temporary Assisted Living Facility Expansion Units and Transfer Options during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency State
Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update
New Online System for Assisted Living Facility License/Certification Continuations
Prohibited Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities
Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy Provider
Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices
Reminder Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements
Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities
Last revised February 14, 2023