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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Nurse Aide Registry Inquiry System

Terms And Conditions

  • Agents and licensees registered with the Department must comply with all federal, state, and municipal laws, policies and procedures. Because the Department’s electronic system may not provide comprehensive information, you are responsible for being current and compliant with the applicable laws and legal requirements, including those identified on the Department’s website
  • The electronic system is the property of the Department. Access is limited to authorized users. Unauthorized users may be subject to criminal, civil or administrative penalties.
  • The Nurse Aide Registry Inquiry System (“NARIS”, or the "System") is the property of the Commonwealth. Unauthorized use of this System is strictly prohibited.
  • The Department’s electronic system adheres to Massachusetts Site Policies, which are available at Please read and understand the Site Policies before continuing. The Site Polices may, from time to time, be amended. In addition, the Department may supplement these policies. As a condition of using the electronic system, you are responsible for reviewing the Commonwealth’s Site Policies and the Department’s website on a regular basis.
  • The Department makes every effort to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the content available on its website and through its electronic system. However, it cannot and does not guarantee the completeness and accuracy of such content.
  • The Department may disclose records made or received by it, including electronic records, in response to a request made under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (PRL), found at M.G.L. c. 66, § 10. Unless the requested record is exempt under the PRL, the record must be made available to the public. For additional information about the PRL, including a list of exemptions, please refer to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Public Records Division publication, A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (PDF), which may be found at To the extent that a user maintains that submitted information or documents are exempted under the PRL, the user shall send written notice to the Department identifying the specific submission and legal basis for the asserted exemption.