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Health Care Quality

Our Division has three main sections dealing with long term care and acute/ambulatory licensing and certification, as well as investigations.




What's New?

195th GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REVISIONS
The legislation recently signed into law was contained in four (4) separate bills: HB 195, HB 196, HB 208 and HB 225. To find these bills, go to the Legislative internet site Delaware General Assembly website. Majority of these revisions included the Division name change, Divisional authority, definitions, replacing of outdated terms, and style/grammar related revisions. Located here is a recap of these revisions. 195th General Assembly Legislative Revisions


Emergency Preparedness

Be prepared for a disaster. Please visit the DHCQ menu by clicking here, for emergency preparedness information. Also visit the Prepare.DE page here, for more information.

It is hurricane season and Delaware is often impacted by storms. For the most up to date storm information, please visit the National Hurricane Center website, by clicking on this link.

In the event of a storm or other disaster, always contact your City or County Emergency Operations Center first. Local Emergency Management Coordinator Contact Information for City of Wilmington, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County is located by clicking on:


Delaware Music and Memory

Delaware Music and Memory, provides personalized music for residents in long term care facilities., The program enhances resident's memories and enriches their lives. Please visit Music and Memories Facebook Page, located by clicking here.

To learn more about the benefits of this program, please click here for the "Tunes to Remember" video link.

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Long Term Care Licensing and Certification
 


State of Delaware Long Term Care Regulations

As new regulations are developed and existing regulations are updated, public hearings are held to obtain comment from the community...



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Licensed Nursing Homes

This includes Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, and also shows which facilities have Medicare / Medicaid certification...


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Licensed Assisted Living Facilities

The Division of Health Care Quality is responsible for licensing all long term care facilities in Delaware including Assisted Living Facilities...


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Compare Delaware Nursing Homes

This online tool provides detailed information about the past performance of nursing homes that are Medicare or Medicaid certified...



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Certified Nursing Assistant Registry

The Division of Health Care Quality is responsible for the training and testing program for CNAs andfor the CNA Registry...


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Investigative Section
 
 


Criminal Background Checks


The Delaware Code requires the facilities / agencies to complete criminal background checks on persons applying for a position in a nursing home or home health agency...


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Complaint & Incident Reporting

DHCQ receives information pertaining to possible abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and / or financial exploitation of residents in long term care facilities...


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Adult Abuse Registry Search

A person's name on the Registry is based on a civil finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, financial exploitation, or a combination of those findings...


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Mandatory Drug Testing

All applicants for employment in long term care facilities and home care agencies must submit to drug testing, according to State of Delaware law...



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Acute & Outpatient Care Licensing and Certification


State of Delaware Acute/Outpatient Regulations

As new regulations are developed and existing regulations are updated, public hearings are held to obtain comment from the community...



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Hospital Compare

This online tool provides detailed information about the past performance of hospitals that are Medicare or Medicaid certified...



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State Licensed Facilities

DHSS licenses facilities to ensure quality healthcare. Facilities include...




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State Licensed Agencies

DHSS licenses agencies to ensure quality healthcare. Agencies include...




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Acute/Outpatient Applications and Forms

Licensure applications and forms for Hospitals, Home Health Agencies...


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