For questions regarding RCACs email the Division of Quality Assurance.
- Assisted Living Provider Directories
- Tuberculosis Screening in Assisted Living Facilities, P-01163 (PDF)
- Falls in Assisted Living Facilities (PDF) - Recommendations for assessment, preventing, reducing, and responding to resident falls.
- Medication Errors
- The Pharmacy Newscapsule
- DQA Quarterly Information Updates - Recently published DQA memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other items of interest.
- DQA Numbered Memos for all provider types.
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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|
||Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information||February 20, 2017|
||Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update||February 17, 2017|
||New Online System for Assisted Living Facility License/Certification Continuations||February 17, 2017|
||Prohibited Restrictive Measures in Community-Based Programs and Facilities||January 2, 2017|
||Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy Provider||November 1, 2016|
||Revised Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen – Use of Hair Dryers||April 4, 2016|
||Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and the Potential Misuse of Such Devices||February 23, 2016|
||Reminder Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements||February 16, 2016|
||Electronic Video Monitoring and Filming in BAL Regulated Facilities||February 1, 2016|
||Centralization of Assisted Living Licensing/Certification/Registration Process||September 21, 2015|
||Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update||April 22, 2015||
February 17, 2017
||Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions Request||March 20, 2015|
||Facility Closure/Relocation Plans||September 3, 2014|
||Plan of Correction Due Date||July 15, 2014|
||Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides||July 14, 2014|
||2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program||May 30, 2014|
||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|
||Requests for Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions||June 3, 2013||
March 20, 2015
||Danger of Entrapment Associated with Bed Rail Use||May 23, 2013|
||Guidelines for Use of Electronic Record Keeping in Assisted Living||April 18, 2013|
||Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct||January 29, 2013|
||E-SOD/E-POC Initiative||January 9, 2013|
||Charging Fees Associated with Changes to a License/Certificate||January 9, 2013|
||New Lean Plan Review Application||December 4, 2012|
||Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records||August 22, 2012|
||Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update||August 20, 2012||
April 22, 2015
||e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs||July 24, 2012|
||Heat Awareness||June 20, 2012|
||Medication Setup in Assisted Living and Adult Day Care||May 4, 2012|
||Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers||May 4, 2012||
April 4, 2016
||Using Social Media Platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn||October 24, 2011|
||2011 Wisconsin Act 2 Health Care Services Review Use of Health Care Reports||August 24, 2011|
||US Department of Labor to Allow Limited Participation of Youths in Operation of Power-Driven Patient Lifts||August 1, 2011|
||Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents||June 6, 2011|
||Pre-admission Consultation Requirements (PAC) Revised Requirements||May 25, 2011|
||Summary of the Division of Quality Assurance Provider Post-Survey Questionnaire||May 16, 2011|
||Carbon Monoxide Alarms New Requirements Expand Coverage to Most Residential Buildings||January 19, 2011|