Subchapter V — Admission, Retention and Discharge
Limitations on admissions and retentions.
Family care information and referral.
Discharge or transfer.
Subchapter VI — Resident Rights and Protections
Rights of residents.
Subchapter VII — Resident Care and Services
Assessment, individual service plan and evaluations.
Infection control program.
Subchapter VIII — Physical Environment
Furnishings and equipment.
Building maintenance and site.
Building support systems.
Subchapter IX — Safety
Fire safety requirements.
Fire protection systems.
Alternative requirements to a sprinkler system in a small class C CBRF.
Minimum type of construction.
Area of refuge.
Subchapter X — Building Design
Common dining and living space.
Bath and toilet areas.
Garages and utility buildings.
Exits and passageways.
Subchapter XI — Requirements for New Construction, Remodeling, Additions, or Newly-Licensed Existing Structures
Ch. DHS 83 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Chapter HSS 3 as it existed on June 30, 1996 was repealed and a new chapter HFS 83 was created effective July 1, 1996 and corrections were made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., 6.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
hapter DHS 83 as it existed on March 31, 2009 was repealed and a new chapter DHS 83 was created effective April 1, 2009, and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637
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.
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 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Accessible" means barriers are not present that prevent a person from entering, leaving or functioning within a CBRF without physical help.
“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.
“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.
“Adult" means an individual who is at least 18 years of age.
“Ambulatory" means the ability to walk without difficulty or help.
“Apartment" means a living space with separate living, toileting and sleeping areas.
“Applicant" means the person seeking licensure of a CBRF.
“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.
“Assessment" means gathering and analyzing information about a prospective or existing resident's needs and abilities.
“Basement" means that portion of a building that is partly or completely below grade.
“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.
“Case manager" means a person who plans, coordinates and oversees the care of a resident.
“Chemical restraint" means a psychotropic medication used for discipline or convenience, and not required to treat medical symptoms.
“Client group" means individuals who need similar services because of a common disability, condition or status. Client groups include individuals:
With functional impairments that commonly accompany advanced age.
Under the legal custody of a government correctional agency or under the legal jurisdiction of a criminal court.
“Common dining and living space" means areas of the CBRF that are available to all residents for living and dining.
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
“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.