DHS 83.23   Employee supervision.
DHS 83.24   Exemptions.
DHS 83.25   Continuing education.
DHS 83.26   Documentation.
Subchapter V — Admission, Retention and Discharge
DHS 83.27   Limitations on admissions and retentions.
DHS 83.28   Admission procedures.
DHS 83.29   Admission agreement.
DHS 83.30   Family care information and referral.
DHS 83.31   Discharge or transfer.
Subchapter VI — Resident Rights and Protections
DHS 83.32   Rights of residents.
DHS 83.33   Grievance procedure.
DHS 83.34   Resident funds.
Subchapter VII — Resident Care and Services
DHS 83.35   Assessment, individual service plan and evaluations.
DHS 83.36   Staffing requirements.
DHS 83.37   Medications.
DHS 83.38   Program services.
DHS 83.39   Infection control program.
DHS 83.40   Oxygen storage.
DHS 83.41   Food service.
DHS 83.42   Resident records.
Subchapter VIII — Physical Environment
DHS 83.43   Furnishings and equipment.
DHS 83.44   Housekeeping services.
DHS 83.45   Building maintenance and site.
DHS 83.46   Building support systems.
Subchapter IX — Safety
DHS 83.47   Fire safety requirements.
DHS 83.48   Fire protection systems.
DHS 83.49   Alternative requirements to a sprinkler system in a small class C CBRF.
DHS 83.50   Minimum type of construction.
DHS 83.51   Area of refuge.
Subchapter X — Building Design
DHS 83.52   Common dining and living space.
DHS 83.53   Storage areas.
DHS 83.54   Resident bedrooms.
DHS 83.55   Bath and toilet areas.
DHS 83.56   Day care.
DHS 83.57   Multiple occupancies.
DHS 83.58   Garages and utility buildings.
DHS 83.59   Exits and passageways.
DHS 83.60   Windows.
DHS 83.61   Interior surfaces.
Subchapter XI — Requirements for New Construction, Remodeling, Additions, or Newly-Licensed Existing Structures
DHS 83.62   Codes.
DHS 83.63   Plan review.
DHS 83.64   Building standards.
Ch. DHS 83 Note Note: Chapter HSS 3 as it existed on June 30, 1996 was repealed and a new chapter HFS 83 was created effective July 1, 1996 and corrections were made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., 6. and 7., Stats., Register, July, 1996, No. 487. Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., 7. and 14., Stats., Register, November, 1996, No. 491. Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, October, 1999, No. 526. Chapter HFS 83 was renumbered to chapter DHS 83 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635. Chapter DHS 83 as it existed on March 31, 2009 was repealed and a new chapter DHS 83 was created effective April 1, 2009, and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637.
subch. I of ch. DHS 83 Subchapter I — General Provisions
DHS 83.01 DHS 83.01Authority and purpose.
DHS 83.01(1) (1) This chapter is promulgated under the authority of s. 50.02 (2), Stats., to develop and establish regulations and standards for the care, treatment or services, and health, safety, rights, welfare, and comfort of residents in CBRFs.
DHS 83.01(2) (2) The chapter is intended to ensure all CBRFs provide a living environment for residents that is as homelike as possible and is the least restrictive of each resident's freedom; and that care and services a resident needs are provided in a manner that protects the rights and dignity of the resident and that encourages the resident to move toward functional independence in daily living or to maintain independent functioning to the highest possible extent.
DHS 83.01 History History: CR 07-095: cr. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 4-1-09.
DHS 83.02 DHS 83.02Definitions. In this chapter:
DHS 83.02(1) (1) “Abuse" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1), Stats.
DHS 83.02(2) (2) “Accessible" means barriers are not present that prevent a person from entering, leaving or functioning within a CBRF without physical help.
DHS 83.02(3) (3) “Activities of daily living" means bathing, eating, oral hygiene, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, mobility and transferring from one surface to another such as from a bed to a chair.
DHS 83.02(4) (4) “Administrator" means an employee, including the licensee, or an employee designated by the licensee, who is responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the CBRF.
DHS 83.02(5) (5) “Adult" means an individual who is at least 18 years of age.
DHS 83.02(5m) (5m) “Advanced practice nurse" has the meaning given in s. N 8.02 (1).
DHS 83.02(6) (6) “Ambulatory" means the ability to walk without difficulty or help.
DHS 83.02(7) (7) “Apartment" means a living space with separate living, toileting and sleeping areas.
DHS 83.02(8) (8) “Applicant" means the person seeking licensure of a CBRF.
DHS 83.02(9) (9) “Area of refuge" means a room or stairwell landing for residents who cannot negotiate stairs, used for safe, temporary refuge in a fire or other emergency to await instruction or assistance.
DHS 83.02(10) (10) “Assessment" means gathering and analyzing information about a prospective or existing resident's needs and abilities.
DHS 83.02(11) (11) “Basement" means that portion of a building that is partly or completely below grade.
DHS 83.02(12) (12) “Care, treatment or services" means the provision of personal care, supervision, supervision of medication administration, management, or assistance to a resident by the CBRF, an employee, or by a person, agency or corporation affiliated with or under contract to the operator that is above the level of room and board.
DHS 83.02(13) (13) “Caregiver" has the meaning given in s. 50.065 (1) (ag), Stats.
DHS 83.02(14) (14) “Case manager" means a person who plans, coordinates and oversees the care of a resident.
DHS 83.02(15) (15) “Chemical restraint" means a psychotropic medication used for discipline or convenience, and not required to treat medical symptoms.
DHS 83.02(16) (16) “Client group" means individuals who need similar services because of a common disability, condition or status. Client groups include individuals:
DHS 83.02(16)(a) (a) With functional impairments that commonly accompany advanced age.
DHS 83.02(16)(b) (b) With irreversible dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease.
DHS 83.02(16)(c) (c) Who have a developmental disability as given in s. 51.01 (5), Stats.
DHS 83.02(16)(d) (d) Who are emotionally disturbed or who have a mental illness as given in s. 51.01 (13) (a), Stats.
DHS 83.02(16)(e) (e) Who are alcoholic as given in s. 51.01 (1), Stats., or who are drug dependent as defined in s. 51.01 (8), Stats.
DHS 83.02(16)(f) (f) With physical disabilities.
DHS 83.02(16)(g) (g) Who are pregnant and in need of counseling services.
DHS 83.02(16)(h) (h) Under the legal custody of a government correctional agency or under the legal jurisdiction of a criminal court.
DHS 83.02(16)(i) (i) Diagnosed as terminally ill.
DHS 83.02(16)(j) (j) With traumatic brain injury.
DHS 83.02(16)(k) (k) With acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
DHS 83.02(17) (17) “Common dining and living space" means areas of the CBRF that are available to all residents for living and dining.
DHS 83.02(18) (18) “Community-based residential facility" or “CBRF" has the meaning given in s. 50.01 (1g), Stats.
DHS 83.02(19) (19) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
DHS 83.02(20) (20) “Dietary supplement" means a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites.
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