General Information

The Health Care Personnel Registry Section reviews and determines federal and state compliance of all nurse aide education programs offered in the state. The Section also administers the standardized Nurse Aide I and Medication Aide Competency Evaluation programs, the approval of Nurse Aide I education programs, the administration of the Nurse Aide I, Medication Aide and Health Care Personnel Registries and the investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect against unlicensed health care workers and the listing of substantiated findings on the Health Care Personnel Registry for use by health care providers in their hiring process.

Contact Information

Health Care Personnel Registry Investigations

2719 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27619-2709

Office Hours: 8-5, Monday-Friday
Phone: 919-855-3968
Fax: 919-733-3207

Center for Aide Regulation and Education

2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2709

Registry Staff
Office Hours: 9-3, Monday-Friday
919-855-3969

24-Hour Listing Verification 919-715-0562

Educator Support Staff
Office Hours: 8-5, Monday-Friday
919-855-3970

Fax 919-733-9764

Listing Verification Requirements

Nurse Aide Registry

Federal regulations for long-term care facilities [skilled nursing and nursing facilities] require that before allowing an individual to serve as a nurse aide, a facility must receive registry verification that the individual has met competency evaluation requirements. Nursing home employers must also verify listing on the Health Care Personnel Registry prior to employing a nurse aide or other unlicensed assistant personnel who provide hands-on care (see Health Care Personnel Registry).

Medication Aide Registry

Effective July 1, 2006, State regulations for long-term care facilities [skilled nursing and nursing facilities] require that the facility must verify an individual is listed on the NC Medication Aide Registry before allowing an individual to work as a medication aide. An employer must keep a record of accessing the Registry and must note each incidence of access in their business files. Nursing home employers must also verify listing on the Health Care Personnel Registry and Nurse Aide I Registry prior to employing a medication aide. A substantiated finding on the Health Care Personnel Registry disqualifies the medication aide from employment in a skilled nursing facility.

Health Care Personnel Registry

Effective July 1, 1999, North Carolina General Statute 131E-256, Health Care Personnel Registry, requires that before hiring health care personnel into a health care facility or service, every employer at a health care facility shall access the Health Care Personnel Registry and shall note each incident of access in the appropriate business files.

For the purpose of this law, the following are considered to be "health care facilities":

  1. Adult Care Homes as defined in G.S. 131D-2
  2. Hospitals as defined in G.S. 131E-76
  3. Home Care Agencies as defined in G.S. 131E-136
  4. Nursing Pools as defined by G.S. 131E-154.2
  5. Hospices as defined by G.S. 131E-201
  6. Nursing Facilities as defined by G.S. 131E-255
  7. State-Operated Facilities as defined in G.S. 122C-3(14)f
  8. Residential Facilities as defined in G.S. 122C-3(14)e
  9. 24-Hour Facilities as defined in G.S. 122C-3(14)g

For the purpose of this law, the following are considered to be "health care personnel":

  1. In an adult care home, an adult care personal aide who is any person who either performs or directly supervises others who perform task functions in activities of daily living which are personal functions essential for the health and well-being of residents such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, ambulation or locomotion, transferring, toileting, and eating.
  2. A nurse aide.
  3. An in-home aide or an in-home personal care aide who provides hands-on paraprofessional services.
  4. Unlicensed assistant personnel who provide hands-on care, including, but not limited to, habilitative aides and health care technicians.

Verification of individuals listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry, North Carolina Medication Aide Registry, or the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry may be obtained from www.ncnar.org or by calling the Registry's 24-hour automated telephone voice response system at (919) 715-0562. Both verification systems provide date-specific confirmation numbers to validate each inquiry.