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Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) Registration

IMPORTANT NOTE - 3/12/2020

*** ISDH is aware of the concerns in regards to COVID-19 and the limited access training entities have for students to complete their clinical hours.  Please remember that 16 hours of clinical may be completed in a lab environment.  However, due to the health and safety of Indiana Hoosiers we are supporting facilities in the decisions they are making to keep their residents safe.  We understand this  may cause Training Program’s to extend and postpone clinical hours completion for a period of time.  We will take into consideration and not hold training entities responsible for extending the training process.

Program Overview

The Qualified Medication Aide Certification Program ensures that individuals meet the requirements for a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) and are on the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. This program is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Education and Quality.

To be certified as a QMA an individual has to complete additional training and demonstrated competency while dispensing and passing medications and or applying/administrating treatments.  In addition, a QMA must obtain six (6) hours of medication related inservice education each year.  A QMA works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse and can perform only procedures that are defined within the QMA scope of practice.

Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Walk-ins are welcome from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nurse Aide Registry is closed to the public.

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7442, Option 1
(317) 233-7750, Fax

Aide Registry Program Manager
Jennifer Nikirk
(317) 233-7351