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Registry Fact Sheet

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 contained provisions designed to assure delivery of quality care to long-term care facility residents. Federal regulations require each state to establish and maintain a nurse aide registry.

When I verify my new license online, what does "Not Licensed, Registry Only" mean?

"Not Licensed, Registry Only" means that you have been placed on the NH Nursing Assistant (NA) Registry. Licensure is not required to be placed on the NA Registry. Nursing Assistant Licensure will be stated separately with a license number and status.

What is the Nursing Assistant Registry?

The Nursing Assistant (NA) Registry is a list of individuals who have completed training and competency evaluation who the state finds to be competent to function as a nursing assistant. Successful completion of a Board approved nursing assistant program and competency test (state testing) identifies an individual as being competent to function as a nursing assistant.

What information does the Registry hold?

The registry includes the individual’s full name, identifying information, the date the individual became eligible for placement on the registry and any finding of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property by the individual.


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