NOTICE: This page is no longer maintained and will be removed May 20, 2018.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS NURSE REGISTRIES

Background screening requirements

6.1 What are the background screening requirements for required personnel positions of administrator and chief financial officer?

If the individuals have not had a level 2 (FDLE and FBI screening) background screen conducted, then those individuals must have their fingerprints scanned at a LiveScan vendor site.

If the individuals have had a background screen within the previous 5 years to meet any provider or professional licensure requirements of the Department of Health, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Children and Family Services or the Department of Financial Services satisfies the requirements of subsection 408.809, F.S. provided that the proof is accompanied, under penalty of perjury, by an Affidavit of Compliance with Background Screening AHCA Form 3100-0008. The form is at the web site.

If screening results are over five years old, or if the administrator or financial officer does not have a level 2 background screening clearance, then fingerprinting will be done through scanning. See the Background Screening page of the Agency’s web site for information:

http://ahca.myflorida.com/backgroundscreening

6.2 What are the background screening requirements for independent contractors?

Level 2 background screening. See http://ahca.myflorida.com/backgroundscreening for more information.

6.3 How long will the LiveScan background screening take -- from the scan to when the person’s results are known?

It is estimated that it will take 8 work days. The results are immediately available when posted at the Background Screening web site.

6.4 If the fingerprints are rejected who pays for the scanning of the prints again? Or do they not have to pay the 2nd time? Aren’t there supposed to be fewer rejects with scanning?

AHCA will receive information on the rejected fingerprints and will notify the individual whose prints were rejected and the nurse registry if the person is on the staff roster at the clearinghouse.  The individual can go to the same vendor to have his or her fingerprints scanned again at no charge.  There should be fewer rejections with the scanned fingerprints. If the fingerprints are rejected a second time, the FBI will do a criminal history check. Contact the AHCA Background Screening Unit at (850) 412-4503 if questions.