Background Check Program Resumes Pre-COVID-19 Fingerprint Requirement as of August 1, 2021

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To reduce in-person contact and reduce administrative burdens as patient loads increased due to COVID-19, the Department of Health and Social Services suspended 7 AAC 10.910(a) and 7 AAC 10.910(b)(3), which permitted the Background Check Program to issue provisional clearances without fingerprinting. With the expiration of the state disaster declaration, suspension of the regulations also expires.  As of August 1, 2021, regulations on Background Checks for new hires are effective.

New Applications:

All new background check applications submitted on or after August 1, 2021, must include a fingerprint card. Incomplete applications will be pended until all required information, including fingerprint card, is received.

Currently, because NABCS is unavailable, background check applications are submitted via mail, fax, and in person. To expedite the processing of an application, please submit it along with all required materials, including fingerprint card, via mail or in person to DHCS Background Check Unit, 4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K, Anchorage AK 99503. The processing of applications is significantly delayed when the application and required documents are submitted separately. New application submission instructions will be released when NABCS access is restored.

Existing Provisional Clearances:

Information will be released soon for individuals who currently have a provisional clearance but have not submitted a fingerprint card,.

Questions? Call 907.334.4475 or visit Health Care Services .



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