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Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission


Background

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


Mission

DNHRQAC Mission

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)


Legislation

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: https://delcode.delaware.gov/title29/c079/sc01/index.shtml#7907.


Meeting Notice


Due to COVID-19 State of Delaware Public Health Emergency Order, the next DNHRQAC meeting has not been determined. Thank you for your interest.

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