Provider Letter No. 17-23 – DADS is directing providers to immediately redo all EMR searches conducted during this two-month period ( From June 9, 2017, through July 27, 2017) to verify the employability of any individuals they have hired.
If a search result now shows that an individual is listed in the EMR, then the individual is not eligible to continue employment in a DADS-regulated facility or agency or any facility or agency governed by Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 253. Every provider must maintain a copy of the results of each search in the facility’s or individual employer’s books and records.
The Employability Status Check Search system consolidates the checks of the Nurse Aide Registry, Medication Aide Registry and Employee Misconduct Registry. Therefore, providers will have to redo every EMR search that was conducted between June 9, 2017, and July 27, 2017, using the Employability. Status Check website.