The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has just notified providers via their website that there was a delay in uploading names to the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) during the period of June 9, 2017 through July 27, 2017. The system has since been fully updated, however, the delay might have caused erroneous results from the Employability Status Check Search system.
DADS is urgently asking all providers to re-screen immediately any names that were already screened against the EMR during this 2 month period to verify the employability of all individuals hired or considered for hire.
The objective of the EMR is to safeguard that unlicensed individuals who commit acts of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation, or misconduct against residents and consumers are denied employment in DADS-regulated facilities and agencies. As referenced in Chapter 253 of the Health and Safety Code, DADS-regulated facilities and agencies are actually required to check annually the Employee Misconduct Registry before hiring an individual to determine if the person is listed.