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.
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.
DNHRQAC By-Laws PDF opens in new window (effective 5/19/2022)
“New” Epilogue language was approved by Joint Finance Committee (JFC) members during JFC Mark-up Meeting in May 2023 for FY 24 which states:
Section 187. Long-term care facilities must continue to provide 3.28 hours of direct care per resident per day. However, the staffing ratios required in 16 Del. C. § 1162 are hereby suspended until July 1, 2024.
As a result, a DNHRQAC sub-committee was established to create a formalized nursing home staffing ratio waiver process relating to Eagles Law and applicable policies & procedures.
Eagles Law Waiver Subcommittee Meetings: Public Meeting Calendar: State of Delaware.
DNHRQAC created a legislative/advocacy subcommittee to comment on legislation, regulations or other items on behalf of the Commission. DNHRQAC Legislative/Advocacy Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and posted to the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
Please note DNHRQAC's response to the CMS Proposed Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting—submitted October 31, 2023
DNHRQAC created a Staffing Model Subcommittee to study long term care staffing models in Delaware. DNHRQAC Staffing Model Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and posted to the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
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.
Next meeting: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
When: 9:30 am as a hybrid meeting
Where: Via Cisco Webex & anchor location:
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Georgetown Professional Park, 20151 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947
Please note the Public Meeting Calendar (PMC) will include Cisco Webex link with login details and anchor location.
Meetings & Minutes
Nursing Home Facilities in Delaware
Delaware Nursing Facility Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in Delaware
Delaware Assisted Living Facility Regulations
Nursing Home Compare (CMS)
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