Community-Based Residential Facilities: Rules and Regulations
Are you a provider for a community-based residential facility (CBRF)? We provide links to rules and regulations for operating a CBRF in Wisconsin.
CBRFs are places where five or more unrelated people live together in a community setting. Care, treatment, and services offered include room and board, supervision, and support services. It can include up to three hours of nursing care per week.
Learn more about CBRFs in Wis. Stat. ch. 50.
Learn more about facilities excluded from this definition in Wis. Stat. § 50.01(1g).
Learn more about Wisconsin administrative codes for CBRFs in Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 83.
Select a link to learn more:
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors (SPS 328.02(1)(c)—Learn about requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in CBRFs.
- Caregiver Programs—Learn more about caregiver programs, including background checks, feeding assistance, medication aides, and more.
- Confidentiality of Treatment Records (Wis. Admin. Code chs. DHS 92) and Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances (Wis. Admin. Code chs. DHS 94)—Find information about treatment records and patient rights for CBRF residents receiving services for mental illness, developmental disability, or substance/alcohol abuse treatment.
- Home and Community-Based Services for Pending, Licensed, and Certified Assisted Living Facilities—Understand regulations set by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).
- Patient Rights (Wis. Stat. §§ 51.61) and Records (Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30)—Find information for CBRF residents receiving services for mental illness, developmental disability, or substance/alcohol abuse treatment.
- Waivers, Approvals, Variances, and Exceptions: Assisted Living— Learn about procedures and requirements.