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Background Screening

Taylor Haddock, Unit Manager
Anthony Volpe, Supervisor BGS Criminal History Review
Sherry Ledbetter, Supervisor BGS Exemption Review

Bureau of Central Services
Background Screening Unit
2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #40
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 412-4503
(850) 487-0470 Fax

Email: BGScreen@ahca.myflorida.com

LiveScan Site / Service Provider Page
Information for LiveScan Service Providers regarding the Agency's background screening process and requirements.

Provides screening services for health care providers in Florida currently licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Regulations

Clearinghouse Update

Changes in law passed during the 2012 legislative session significantly modifies background screening for many service providers regulated by a variety of state agencies including health care providers licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) under Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

House Bill 943 created a “Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse” or “Clearinghouse.” The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to provide a single data source for background screening results of persons required to be screened by law for employment in positions that provide services to children, the elderly, and disabled individuals. The Clearinghouse shall allow the results of criminal history checks to be shared among specified agencies when a person has applied to volunteer, be employed, be licensed, or enter into a contract that requires a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check. (Section 435.12, Florida Statutes).

The Clearinghouse was implemented on January 1, 2013, with the Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health currently participating.

For more information regarding the Clearinghouse please see the Clearinghouse Website page.

Background Screening Requirements

Changes in the law, passed during the 2010 legislative session (Chapter Law 2010-114), significantly modifies the background screening and hiring process for many service providers regulated by a variety of state agencies including health care providers licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) under Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.). See Who is required to be screened for a chart indicating the provider type and the positions that require screening.

The following is a summary of changes to section 408.809 and Chapter 435, F.S. that apply to employees and contractors of health care providers licensed through the Agency for Health Care Administration. These changes are effective August 1, 2010.

Information & Resources

There are many questions regarding the new background screening requirements. The following topics are covered on our Information & Resources page. If you have additional questions not answered please email them to the Background Screening Unit at bgscreen@ahca.myflorida.com.

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