Medication Aide Program

Due to the current situation of COVID 19 please email applications and forms to: medication_aide_program@hhsc.state.tx.us

Read our COVID-19 Info sheet (PDF) for more information about the COVID-19 situation.

This program is mandated by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter N, concerning the administration of medications to facility residents, and the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Subchapter B, concerning the administration of medication by a home and community support services agency.

Check medication aide status here.

To contact the Medication Aide Program, email Medication_Aide_Program@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Medication aide permitting activities are conducted by the Credentialing Unit, and include:

  1. Permitting activities, including continuing education, issuance and renewal
  2. Approving and monitoring of medication aide training programs in educational institutions
  3. Developing educational, training and testing curricula
  4. Coordinating and administering tests

List of Convictions Barring Employment or Disqualifying a person from HHSC Licensure as a Nurse Aide or Medication Aide (PDF)

Medication aide enforcement activities are conducted by the Professional Credentialing Enforcement Unit (512-438-5495) and include:

  1. Coordinating referrals and due process for medication aides related to findings of misconduct and/or violation(s) of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242 or Licensing Standards for Medication Aides at 26 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 557.
  2. Imposing and monitoring sanctions.

To check the status of a medication aide please see the Employability Status Check Search website and enter the medication aide's name or social security number.

The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our military service members, their spouses, and veterans.

Military service members or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training, knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status. Modifications to renewal requirements may also be available for some military service members on active duty.

For more information regarding special licensure provisions military service members, military veterans or military spouses may qualify for, please see Senate Bill 1307, 84th Regular Legislative Session, 2015 (PDF)

We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.

Texas Medication Aides Curriculum

Request for Criminal History Evaluation Letter for Medication Aide Permit

Individuals interested in obtaining an MA permit may request HHSC to review their personal criminal history information prior to applying for an MA permit. Complete Form 5537-MA (PDF) and follow the instructions on the form to complete the DPS criminal history record process.