|(a) To be listed on the NAR as having active status,
a nurse aide must successfully complete a NATCEP, as described in §556.6(i)
of this chapter (relating to Competency Evaluation Requirements).
(b) HHSC does not charge a fee to list a nurse aide
on the NAR or to renew the nurse aide's listing of active status on
(c) A nurse aide listed on the NAR must inform HHSC
of the nurse aide's current address and telephone number.
(d) A listing of active status on the NAR expires 24
months after the nurse aide is listed on the NAR or 24 months after
the last date of verified employment as a nurse aide, whichever is
earlier. To renew active status on the NAR, the following requirements
must be met:
(1) A facility must submit a HHSC Employment Verification
form to HHSC that documents that the nurse aide has performed paid
nursing or nursing-related services at the facility during the preceding
(2) A nurse aide must submit a HHSC Employment Verification
form to HHSC to document that the nurse aide has performed paid nursing
or nursing-related services, if documentation is not submitted in
accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection by the facility or
facilities where the nurse aide was employed.
(3) A nurse aide must complete an HHSC course in infection
control and proper use of PPE every year.
(4) A nurse aide must complete at least 24 hours of
in-service education every two years. The in-service education must
include training in geriatrics and the care of residents with a dementia
disorder, including Alzheimer's disease. The in-service education
must be provided by:
(A) a facility;
(B) an approved NATCEP;
(C) HHSC; or
(D) a healthcare entity, other than a facility, licensed
or certified by HHSC, the Texas Department of State Health Services,
or the Texas Board of Nursing.
(5) No more than 12 hours of the in-service education
required by paragraph (4) of this subsection may be provided by an
entity described in paragraph (4)(D) of this subsection.