November 7, 2017
The standards for certification and employment of nurse aides are found in the Nursing Home Care Act, Title 63 O.S. §§ 1-1950.1 and 1-1951, and the Oklahoma Administrative Code, Title 310, Chapter 677, Nurse Aide Training And Certification.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), will no longer print and mail certification cards for initial certification or renewal of nurse aide certification(s) in Long Term Care (LTC), Home Health Aide (HHA), Developmentally Disabled Direct Care Aide (DDCA), Residential Care Aide (RCA), Adult Day Care Aide (ADCA), and Certified Medication Aide (CMA) (including advanced CMA classifications).
Employers are required to verify the certification status and absence of a finding of abuse, neglect or misappropriation. This may be done through the OK-SCREEN employee screening web portal maintained by the Department, or through the agency's nurse aide registry website found on the agency web site at: https://www.phin.state.ok.us/NARSWBSearch/
You can print the detail page of this verification for your records if needed.