Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission


The commission was created in 1999. It is comprised of 13 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 inboth 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.


DNHRQAC By-Laws PDF opens in new window (effective 5/19/2022)


Governor Carney signed legislation June 5, 2019 in Delaware's 150th General Assembly regarding the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission. To access more information about this enabling legislation:

More About DNHRQAC & Facility Visits

Please note, for more information about DNHRQAC, we've created an Introduction brochure to assist with commonly asked questions.

In addition, DNHRQAC commissioners and staff visit long term care facilities to monitor the quality assurance system. Please read our brochure, Facility Visits, for more information about long-term care and assisted living facility visits.

Facility Visit Rubric Document opens in new window

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