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Detailed Information for : Developmental Disabilities, Facility Serving People with, also know as an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/MR)
License renewal to operate a facility serving people with developmental disabilities (also know as an intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation).  
License Type:
Does not expire.  
$6 per bed fee annually and for change of ownership.  
Already licensed as a facility serving people with developmentally disabilities.  
Additional Information:
Application Form(s):
Documentation will be sent by the licensing agency. If you require a duplicate, contact the Division of Quality Assurance at (608) 266-2966 or (608) 261-6730 or via e-mail.  
Wisconsin Statutes:
Wisconsin Statute 50 Subchapter I Care and Service Residential Facilities and
For federal Medicaid requirements:
42 CFR 440.150, Intermediate care facility (ICF/MR) services and
42 CFR 483.410 through 483.480 Conditions of Participation.  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
Wisconsin Administrative Codes:
DHS 134, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities and
DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks including
Appendix A, Offenses Affecting Caregiver Eligibility  
Other Agencies Involved:
Visit the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website.  
Contact Information
Bureau of Technology, Licensing & Education
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  
Mail Address:
PO Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969  
Street Address:
1 West Wilson Street, Room 950, Madison, WI 53703  
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.