Announcements and References

Address Changes:

Medication Aide renewal applications will be mailed to ALL holders of a current, valid medication aide certificate. To change your address you must include your name, certificate number, mailing address, which includes your county, as well as your telephone number.

Address changes must be submitted in writing by mail, fax, or email.

Ohio Board of Nursing
Attention: MA-C
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410

(614) 466-0388
Attention: MA-C


Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:

You are required to complete 15 contact hours of continuing education during each certification period. For this certification period, contact hours must be obtained between the date your most recent medication aide certificate was issued and April 30, 2014 which include:

Approved offerings covering topics such as pharmacology, patient safety, nursing delegation, professional boundaries, and communication are acceptable.

Do NOT send CE documentation to the Board at this time. You are required to maintain CE documentation for at least (6) years.



NOTICE: Medication Aide Pilot Program

On March 26, 2009, the Medication Aide Pilot Program ended.  On or after that date, any nursing home or residential care facility located in the State of Ohio may utilize one or more medication aides to administer prescription medications to its residents, subject to the following conditions:

1. Each individual used as a medication aide must hold a current, valid medication aide certificate issued by the board under Chapter 4723. Of the revised code;

2. The nursing home or residential care facility shall ensure that the requirements of section 4723.67, ORC are met.

Adobe Acrobat File  Medication Aide Pilot Program Report (February 2009)

Adobe Acrobat File  Click Here for Medication Aide Certificate Verification

Training Program Information

Adobe Acrobat FileMedication Aide Model Curriculum (October 2006)

Adobe Acrobat FileApproved Medication Aide Training Programs

Adobe Acrobat File Click Here for Medication Aide Applications and Training Program Approval Forms

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