Medication Aide Program

This program is mandated by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter N, concerning the administration of medications to facility residents, and the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Subchapter B, concerning the administration of medication by a home and community support services agency.

Medication aide permitting activities are conducted by the Nursing Facility Administrator Licensing Branch (512-438-2025) and include: 

  1. Permitting activities, including continuing education, issuance and renewal
  2. Approving and monitoring of medication aide training programs in educational institutions
  3. Developing educational, training and testing curricula
  4. Coordinating and administering tests

Medication aide enforcement activities are conducted by the Professional Credentialing Enforcement Unit (512-438-5495) and include:

  1. Coordinating referrals and due process for medication aides related to findings of misconduct and/or violation(s) of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242 or Licensing Standards for Medication Aides at 40 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 95.
  2. Imposing and monitoring sanctions.

DADS Nurse Aide Registry, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct Registry Phone Line
The DADS toll-free telephone number providers previously used to check the Nurse Aide Registry, Medication Aide and the Employee Misconduct Registry is no longer in use. All providers and other customers are now directed to the website below to access the Nurse Aide Registry and Employee Misconduct Registry.

To check the status of a medication aide please see the following “Employability Status Check Search” website and enter the medication aide’s name or social security number.

The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our military service members, their spouses, and veterans.

Military service members or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training, knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status. Modifications to renewal requirements may also be available for some military service members on active duty.

For more information regarding special licensure provisions military service members, military veterans, or military spouses may qualify for, please see Senate Bill 1307, 84th Regular Legislative Session, 2015, which you may view online at:

Military personnel, their spouses, and veterans who are interested in the nurse aide occupation and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact us via the "Contact Us" link above or at 512.438.2050.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.

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Updated: September 21, 2015