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Nurse Aide Registry

The Nurse Aide Registry keeps track of those individuals who have met written and skills test criteria to be certified for employment in long-term care settings, usually nursing homes. The registry also maintains records of those nurse aides who have had a finding of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property against them.

The most significant achievement for this area was giving facilities or any individual the ability to inquire on the status of a state tested nurse aide by accessing the registry through the internet. This gives the customer three options to conduct an inquiry. They can call the nurse aide registry and use the voice automated system, talk to a nurse aide registry customer service technician, or use the web-based verification system. This addition will reduce the time it takes to verify the status of a state tested nurse aide.

During FY 2013 there were 99 people barred from working in nursing homes due to documented cases of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property against residents. Since 1992, more than 1928 individuals have been identified and placed on the Nurse Aide Registry abuse, neglect and misappropriation list so they are no longer eligible to care for Ohio's nursing home residents.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

(800) 582-5908 (in-state)
(614) 752-9500 (out-of-state)

Fax: (614) 564-2461


Last Updated: 10/23/14