Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs) - Publications

For questions regarding RCACs email the Division of Quality Assurance.

Publications

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DQA Numbered Memos for RCACs:

Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for RCACs 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 RCAC memos contact the Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance (attention Bureau of Assisted Living) for more information.
  • 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.
Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
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
16-001
Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities February 1, 2016
15-013
Centralization of Assisted Living Licensing/Certification/Registration Process September 21, 2015
15-007
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update April 22, 2015
15-003
Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions Request March 20, 2015
14-008
Facility Closure/Relocation Plans September 3, 2014
14-006
Plan of Correction Due Date July 15, 2014
14-005
Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
14-004
2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program May 30, 2014
13-017
Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease (also refer to DQA Memos 14-009 and 14-010) July 1, 2013
13-016
Requests for Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions June 3, 2013
March 20, 2015
13-014
Danger of Entrapment Associated with Bed Rail Use May 23, 2013
13-011
Guidelines for Use of Electronic Record Keeping in Assisted Living April 18, 2013
13-003
Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct January 29, 2013
13-002
E-SOD/E-POC Initiative January 9, 2013
13-001
Charging Fees Associated with Changes to a License/Certificate January 9, 2013
12-019
New Lean Plan Review Application December 4, 2012
12-015
Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records August 22, 2012
12-013
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update August 20, 2012
April 22, 2015
12-011
e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs July 24, 2012
12-008
Heat Awareness June 20, 2012
12-007
Medication Setup in Assisted Living and Adult Day Care May 4, 2012
12-005
Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers May 4, 2012
April 4, 2016
11-026
Using Social Media Platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn October 24, 2011
11-024
2011 Wisconsin Act 2 Health Care Services Review Use of Health Care Reports August 24, 2011
11-022
US Department of Labor to Allow Limited Participation of Youths in Operation of Power-Driven Patient Lifts August 1, 2011
11-017
Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents June 6, 2011
11-013
Pre-admission Consultation Requirements (PAC) Revised Requirements May 25, 2011
11-014
Summary of the Division of Quality Assurance Provider Post-Survey Questionnaire May 16, 2011
11-003
Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements Expand Coverage to Most Residential Buildings January 19, 2011
10-033
Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Wisconsin Long-Term Care Facilities November 2, 2010
10-031
Email Encryption October 23, 2010
10-029
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment of Youth in the Health Care Industry October 19, 2010
10-026
Practices that are not to be used in Community Based Programs and Facilities September 21, 2010
10-024
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver project announcement for 2011 and Web resources for CLIA September 9, 2010
10-022
Nationwide Egg Recall August 31, 2010
10-021
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer August 11, 2010
10-016
Changes in 2010 to WI Clean Indoor Air Act and the Effect on Assisted Living Facilities June 9, 2010
10-009
Elopement Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities April 27, 2010
10-006
Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements April 6, 2010
10-003
Licensing Threshold Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities February 1, 2010
Last Revised: November 20, 2015