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  • Backyard Poultry

    … mouths from contact with objects contaminated with the germs. This happens frequently when someone touches poultry and does not properly wash their hands afterwards. What are the signs and …
    • Updated on January 09, 2023.
  • Family Care, Family Care Partnership, and PACE: Standard Definitions for Managed Care Terms

    … supplies and equipment o Nursing care Hospice care services —Care that comforts and supports someone in the last stages of a fatal illness. Includes support for family and friends. …
    • Updated on November 17, 2022.
  • About Influenza (Flu)

    … those droplets can be breathed in by people around them or land on objects around them. If someone touches an object with the virus on it, and then uses their hands to touch their face, …
    • Updated on November 16, 2022.
  • DHS Announces Opportunity to Order More Free COVID-19 Self-Tests

    … regardless of vaccination status, should take a COVID-19 test five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you test positive with a COVID-19 self-test, stay home for at least …
    • Updated on November 17, 2022.
  • Evers Administration, DHS, DPI Remind Schools of Support, Resources Available to Help Keep Kids and Educators Safe in School as Omicron Spreads

    … home when they are sick, or quarantine and get tested if they have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. The CDC guidance requires mask wearing as part of their …
    • Updated on January 10, 2022.
  • Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Booster Doses

    … vaccine. In contrast, a "booster dose" refers to another dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after their initial vaccination, but then that protection …
    • Updated on September 27, 2021.
  • FoodShare: Forms and Publications

    … of Authorized Buyer / Alternate Payee for FoodShare Benefits, F-16004 —Use this form to select someone to receive a card in your name and to use your FoodShare benefits. Release of …
    • Updated on December 19, 2022.
  • Cancer Facts and Cancer Clusters

    … area or workplace. The concern that a cancer cluster may exist usually occurs when someone's spouse, neighbor, or friend is diagnosed with cancer. This often brings an awareness of …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
  • Rabies

    … Quarantine Requirements  for Dogs or Cats that have Bitten a Person If your cat or dog bites someone - what you need to know  Wisconsin state law (SS 95.21) requires that any dog or cat …
    • Updated on December 29, 2017.
  • COVID-19: Staying Safe in Your Community

    … vaccines and booster doses. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Stay home if you have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms. Seek treatment if you …
    • Updated on August 17, 2022.
  • Tuberculosis Reporting Made Simple

    … the body other than the lungs) needs to be reported within the same time frames. How do I know someone is a suspect TB case? The TB Program, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, uses the …
    • Updated on December 09, 2022.
  • Refugee Health Program: About Refugee Health and the Program

    … Visa holders. Who are refugees? A refugee is defined by the 1951 Refugee Convention as "someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Problems with Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Behavioral Health Programs, Mental Health Treatment Providers, or Substance Use Treatment Providers

    … with DQA, use one of these methods: Call 800-642-6552 (toll-free). If you leave a voicemail, someone will call you back the next workday. Report Abuse, Neglect, or Misappropriation . Submit …
    • Updated on February 02, 2023.
  • Winter Safety Measures for Health Care Providers

    … leaving the warm environment or will provide staff with foolproof signals and procedures if someone starts to leave unexpectedly. For nursing home residents, certain sections of the Minimum … of all persons should be quickly ascertained. Does all staff know how to proceed if someone is missing? Could someone elope without staff awareness? Prior arrangements with community resources, e.g., the …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Wisconsin Deaths

    … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 …
    • Updated on September 16, 2022.
  • COVID-19: FAQs on Health Privacy

    … a serious and imminent threat to a person or the public, and when such disclosure is made to someone they believe can prevent or lessen the threat (including the target of the threat), 45 … of ethical conduct. Can information be shared if a patient or resident was exposed to someone with COVID-19? The HIPAA Privacy Rule recognizes the need for covered entities …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Nursing Homes: RAI/MDS 3.0 Information

    … home completed the MDS assessment. If the resident expresses they would like to talk to someone about returning to the community, complete Nursing Home MDS 3.0 Section Q Referral and … detailed instruction. Non-MDS referral A non-MDS Q is when a resident requests to talk with someone separate from the MDS Section Q assessment and shall be treated the same as an MDS …
    • Updated on February 03, 2023.
  • Client Rights: Accessing the Records of a Minor

    … Wis. Stat. § 51.30(5)(c) for more information.  What happens if record laws are violated? If someone affected by these rules believes the rules were violated, they can: Bring a civil action …
    • Updated on April 08, 2022.
  • Zika: Wisconsin Data

    … who traveled to locations with active Zika virus transmission, or had sexual contact with someone who traveled to locations with active Zika virus transmission, or were born to a mother …
    • Updated on November 10, 2022.
  • Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Booster Doses

    … vaccine. In contrast, a ‘booster dose’ refers to another dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after their initial vaccination, but then that protection …
    • Updated on October 22, 2021.
Last revised February 4, 2023