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 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 PDF opens in new window (effective 11/14/07)


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:

Meeting Notice
PDF opens in new window 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

The DNHRQAC Meeting of
January 21, 2020 will be held at
Legislative Hall
150 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tatnall Bldg, Room 112
Dover, DE 19901

Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Driving Directions 

Meetings & Minutes

Annual Reports

View current and past annual reports.

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