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From the WALA Newsletter - Complete List of 2014 Most Serious Violations

2015 Administrator Courses

  • Department Approved 83.15 Administrator Course
  • AFH, RCAC, or CBRF Introductory Administrator Courses

2015 Regional Seminars

  • Hire, Reward, Retain: HR for AL
  • Resident Rights: Respecting Those We Serve
  • ISPs: Assess, Assemble, Apply

News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog

Mandated Flu Vaccines For Employees Would Not Be Allowed Under Proposed Bill

(Added 07/01/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Two GOP state lawmakers have drafted a bill that would allow employees to decline flu vaccinations as part of their work requirements. “It is not unreasonable to raise a personal objection to the flu vaccine – the legislature has already passed much less invasive bills for worker […]

Joint Finance Committee Scheduled To Meet July 2

(Added 07/01/2015) More
The Joint Committee on Finance will finally meet in Executive Session after 4 weeks of private meetings with lawmakers and legislators, trying to come to an agreement on the 2015-17 biennial budget. The meeting will take place tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The Executive Session will be held on the budgets of the […]

DHS Seeks Caregiver Investigation Services

(Added 06/10/2015) More
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week issued a Request For Bid for caregiver investigation services. Investigations will include those of allegations of abuse, neglect or misappropriation against residents/clients and allegations that a facility had prior knowledge of the date scheduled for an unannounced survey of entities that are regulated by the DHS. Regulated […]

Standards of Practice in Assisted Living: A Focus on Emergency Management

(Added 06/03/2015) More
An emergency can strike your assisted living community at any time. Fires, floods, power outages, tornadoes, or communicable disease outbreaks are just a few events that could require an emergency response. Planning is essential to ensure your community is prepared. At a minimum, you must meet the Administrative Code requirements for emergency preparedness that are […]

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A Guide to Collaborating with other Assisted Living Providers

There are some providers who feel unhappy with the way that they are negotiating and being treated by their MCOs. There has been some talk of “banding together.” WALA always encourages collaboration, but the law prohibits collusion among competitors that might interfere with the normal law of supply and demand. To that end, WALA contracted with Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren to provide background on this issue. Clearly, you as a provider will do as you feel you must, and this information may help guide you in your own decision making. Please see the Anti-trust Memorandum from Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren for more information. (Document is password protected and for members only. Please contact the WALA office for password).

WALA Committees

All of our members have the opportunity to serve on our committees and subcommittees.

  • Advocacy Subcommittee
  • Diamond Accreditation Subcommittee
  • Education/Products Subcommittee
  • Spring Conference Subcommittee
  • Membership Development Subcommittee

For more information on how to join a committee and make a difference in what WALA does, contact the office today at 608/288-0246.