Nurse Aide/Direct Service Worker Registry Contacts

For questions regarding the status of nurse aide certifications, work history, facility codes, designated signatures, reciprocity (status of forms, letters or documents sent to the registry) and the Louisiana Registration System (LARS), please check the online Registry at  You may also contact the Louisiana Nurse Aide/Direct Service Worker Registry at:

Louisiana Nurse Aide/Direct Service Worker Registry
Department of Health (LDH) - Health Standards Section
P. O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA  70821

Email: (preferred method during COVID-19)
Phone:     (225) 342-0138, option #6 
Fax:         (225) 342-4549

For programmatic questions regarding nurse aide training programs or schools, including those regarding currently approved programs and how to establish a new program, contact:

Ash-Leigh Garcia, RN, Program Manager
Phone: (225) 342-0138

For questions regarding the Nurse Aide Registry, including findings, call (225) 342-0138, option #6.

For programmatic questions regarding findings on the Direct Service Worker Registry, contact:

Mary Sept, Program Monitor
Phone: (225) 342-3240

For programmatic questions regarding medication attendant certified programs in nursing homes or abuse reports (OTIS Reports) from nursing home and hospital based skilled unit (SNF) providers, contact:

Michelle Lewis, Program Manager
Phone: (225) 342-7715

For problems accessing or navigating the Louisiana Registry System (LARS), e-mail the issues to:

For technical problems accessing or navigating the Nurse Aide Registry or Direct Service Worker Registry website, contact:

Michael Mire, RN Program Manager