Wisconsin law requires that certain services programs report allegations of caregiver abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation and take certain precautions when these types of allegations arise. Under the Caregiver Law, workers at adult family homes, ambulance service providers, certified personal care providers, community-based residential facilities, community substance abuse services, community support programs, and comprehensive community services all must report any allegations of caregiver abuse or neglect to the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as needed. Likewise, emergency mental health services programs, facilities that serve people with developmental disabilities, home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, mental health day treatment services for children, nursing homes, outpatient community mental health or developmental disabilities programs, residential care apartment complexes, and rural medical centers have mandatory reporting requirements. In addition to reporting the allegations, employees must take the following actions:
Misconduct caused by facility staff, other residents, consultants, volunteers, staff members of other services agencies, family members, legal guardians, friends, and any other individuals all must be reported to the Office of Caregiver Quality of DHS. Reporting individuals must complete and submit a Misconduct Incident Report to the DQA Office of Caregiver Quality for allegations involving staff or other perpetrators. DQA refers reports that involve credentialed staff, such as doctors, nurses, and social workers, to the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of a caretaker, whether in a home setting or at a nursing home or other healthcare facility, you may have a valid personal injury claim. This type of situation makes it essential to contact an experienced Wisconsin neglect and abuse attorney in order to protect your rights and obtain the financial relief that you deserve. Certain individuals have an obligation under the law to report suspected abuse or neglect of an elderly individual or nursing home or other facility resident. Those who fail to do so must face the consequences of their actions. Hold negligent Wisconsin care providers responsible for their actions. Contact Boller & Vaughan today and learn how we can help you.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.