Health Care Personnel Registry Rule

The Health Care Personnel Education and Credentialing Section is responsible for approving all Nurse Aide I training programs in the state as well as maintaining the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry, which is a listing of all individuals successfully completing the Nurse Aide I competency exam. Federal regulations require a person to successfully complete a training program and a competency exam or successfully complete a competency exam to be listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry. This rule adoption is being proposed in accordance with federal regulation because currently, there is no requirement for people listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry to have completed a N.C. DHHS approved training program prior to have successfully completing a competency exam. The option to successfully complete only a competency exam is listed in the rule, if the equivalency criteria is met. The expectation from the public is that all people listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry have met the minimal training requirements by attending DHHS approved training programs and the goal is the provision of safe care to N.C. citizens.