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***EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020***
The Oklahoma Department of Health will suspend lobby services for the Nurse Aide Registry and Home Care Administrator (Protective Health Services) desk until further notice. During this time, all Nurse Aide Registry and Home Care Administrator staff will remain on site to fill e-mail, phone and mail requests. Contacts are shown at the bottom of the page.
******From Governor Stitt's Executive Order Filed March 17, 2020******
AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07
7. All occupational licenses issued by any agency, board, or commission of the
State of Oklahoma that expire during this emergency shall be extended so long
as this Order is in effect. All occupational licenses extended during this Order
will expire fourteen (14) days following the withdrawal or termination of this
All certifications for long term care aides; home health aides; medication aides; developmentally direct care aides; residential care aides and adult day care aides which expire during this emergency order shall be extended so long as this order is in effect. These extensions during this order will expire fourteen (14) days following the withdrawal or termination of this Order.
CHANGE IN AGENCY PRACTICE REGARDING
DISTRIBUTION OF NURSE AIDE CERTIFICATION RENEWAL CARDS
November 7, 2017
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), will no longer print and mail certification cards for initial or the 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).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR "Verify a Nurse Aide is on the Registry"
Certified Nurse Aides can click on "Verify a Nurse Aide is on the Registry" to verify and print certification status. Employers are required to verify certified nurse aides status through the National Background Check Program and can also use "Verify a Nurse Aide is on the Registry" for their records. You do not need to know the certification number to pull up your certification. Enter your name to pull up your certifications. Once your name has been pulled up, click on the view symbol on the far right of the name. This will pull up all certifications in connection with your name. If you pull up by certification number, it will only give you the one certification you entered.
Please contact our office at (405) 271-4085 if you are unable to verify a nurse aide certification or if you have questions about this practice.
Nurse Aide Registry Applications and Forms
Affidavit of Lawful Presence by Guardian of Person Making Application for a License, Permit or Certification
NOTE: Applications on this page have been converted to PDF files. You will need the Adobe™ Acrobat ™ Reader to view the files. A short-cut is provided on the left in the blue column.
IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL! The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 requires anyone seeking a license, permit, or certificate to complete an affidavit of legal residence. One of the legal resident affidavit forms, linked below, must be completed and submitted to the Nurse Aide Registry with each nurse aide certification and/or recertification application. The relevant portion of the law may be found at Title 21 O.S. Section 1550.42.
Please make sure you you attach an Affidavit of Lawful Presence, work proof (Administrator's signature, W2, or pay stub), and sign the application. If you do not, your application will not be processed and you will be sent a problem letter.
This could postpone the time it takes to process your application timely!
Please read "How to Ensure Your Certification is Processed Timely before sending in your application. It will assist you in filling the renewal application completely.
Notification of Nurse Aide Abuse, Neglect, Mistreatment or Misappropriation of Property
ODH Form 718 (9K)
Q: May I fax or e-mail my application to the Nurse Aide Registry?
A: The Registry requests that all applications be mailed to the address on the top of the form, or dropped off on the 1st floor of the Oklahoma State Department of Health in Oklahoma City.
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