The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission


The commission was created in 1999. It is comprised of 12 members who work closely with reviewing policies and laws to implement changes/improvements for Delaware nursing home residents.

Commission Members



DNHRQAC's mission is to monitor Delaware's quality assurance system for nursing home residents in both privately operated and state operated facilities so that complaints of abuse, neglect mistreatment, financial exploitation and other complaints are responded to in a timely manner so as to ensure the health and safety of nursing home residents.

Key Objectives:

  • Examine the policies and procedures and evaluate the effectiveness of the quality assurance system for nursing home residents.
  • Monitor data and analyze trends in the quality of care and life of individuals receiving long-term care in Delaware.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Governor, Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services and General Assembly concerning the quality assurance system and improvements to the overall quality of life and care of nursing home residents.
  • Protect the privacy of nursing home residents.

By Laws

DNHRQAC By-Laws  (effective 11/14/07)

Annual Reports

Annual Reports
2017 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2016 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2015 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2014 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2013 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2012 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2011 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2010 DNRQAC Annual Report
2009 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2007-2008 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2006 DNHRQAC Annual Report
2001-2002 DNHRQAC Annual Report

Meeting Notice
2019 Meeting Schedule

The DNHRQAC Meeting of
May 21, 2019 will be held at
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS – Fox Run)
2540 Wrangle Hill Rd
2nd floor Training Room “A”
Bear, DE 19701

Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Driving Directions 

Meetings & Minutes

Helpful Links

Residents Rights 
Nursing Facilities in Delaware
Delaware Nursing Facility Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in Delaware
Delaware Assisted Living Facility Regulations
Nursing Home Compare (CMS)

Contact Information:
Margaret E. Bailey, Executive Director
2540 Wrangle Hill Road   |   Suite 223   |   Bear, DE 19701
Phone: (302) 836-2133   |  Fax: (302) 836-2644
State Location Code: N711A