Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
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Employee Misconduct Registry

In an effort to better serve and protect facility residents and consumers, the 76th Legislature passed Senate Bill 967 creating the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), as referenced in Chapter 253 of the Health and Safety Code.

The purpose of the Employee Misconduct Registry is to ensure that unlicensed personnel who commit acts of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation, or misconduct against residents and consumers are denied employment in DADS-regulated facilities and agencies.

DADS-regulated facilities and agencies are required to check the Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse Aide Registry before hiring an individual to determine if the person is listed in either registry as having committed an act of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation, or misconduct against a resident or consumer and is, therefore, unemployable.  Currently, there are three methods available to perform these required searches:

  1. Calling DADS' toll-free number at 1-800-452-3934.
  2. Searching DADS' Sanctions Database at http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/NF/credentialing/sanctions/.
  3. Using DADS' Employability Status Search at https://emr.dads.state.tx.us/DadsEMRWeb/.

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Updated: July 19, 2013