The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is designated to have oversight of Georgia’s Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program and the Nurse Aide Registry. DCH contracts with Alliant GMCF to support the administration and oversight of the Georgia Nurse Aide Program (i.e. the Nurse Aide Registry and Nurse Aide Training Program). Alliant|GMCF ensures that the approved Nurse Aide Training Programs and the Nurse Aide Registry are in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations as stated in 42CFR483.150-158 and with State guidelines.
Nurse aide training and the establishment of state nurse aide registries originated in 1990 from the Federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA). The mission of OBRA was to increase the quality of care by ensuring that all nurse aides employed in long term care facilities have minimum competencies for assisting licensed nurses in the care of patients. Georgia adopted the guidelines for nurse aide training, certification and program approval directly from the OBRA rules and regulations.
Additional information regarding the Nurse Aide Registry or the Nurse Aide Training Program can be found at www.mmis.georgia.gov or by calling 678-527-3010 or 800-414-4358.