APD Background Screening

From: BGS_SUPPORT [mailto:BGS_SUPPORT@ahca.myflorida.com] Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 10:24 AM Subject: **IMPORTANT NOTICE** Clearinghouse ORI for Department of Children and Families – July 5, 2015 – ACTIVE   Good Morning Livescan Vendors and Providers:   Thank you for working with the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide Clearinghouse compliant fingerprint services to specified agency […]

Attention APD Providers,   On May 17, 2010, Governor Crist signed House Bill 7069 into law. This law substantially rewrites requirements and procedures for background screening of the persons and businesses that deal primarily with vulnerable populations, including all direct service providers screened pursuant to section 393.0655, Florida Statutes.   Key changes made by the […]

Answer is simple: Challenge FBI.   If you you’ve been denied of job or licensing due to inaccurate Criminal Report from FBI, and  you believe it contains inaccurate or incomplete information, you may request a change or correction by contacting the agency or agencies that submitted the information to the FBI, or you may send […]

A name check can be requested when the fingerprints have been rejected twice for image quality by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. The name check is limited to state, federal and regulatory agencies who already have legal authority to submit fingerprints for non-criminal justice purposes.   This is what FBI does while […]

Why does the State conduct background screening of prospective employees? The law is intended to protect the safety of all vulnerable children and adults we serve.   As a current employee of DCF/ APD will I be re-screened? Not right away. Current employees are not required to be re-screened due to changes in law until […]

The bill makes a number of changes to background screening requirements, primarily relating to individuals who work and volunteer with vulnerable populations. Specifically, the bill:   Exempts mental health personnel working in a facility licensed under ch. 395, F.S., who work on an intermittent basis for less than 15 hours per week of direct, face-to-face […]

CDC+ Background Screening Process Information   1. Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) participate/representative (the employer) selects prospective employee/ independent contractor to provide services.   2. CDC+ Employer has good moral character form filled out and notarized for the prospective employee/independent contractor.   3. CDC+ Employer gives background screening packet to the prospective employee/independent contractor who […]

Here is the summary of major changes:   Live Scan can be utilized by any provider that is authorized to screen through the BGS office under FS 435. “No Clearance, No work” No employee/applicant can begin working until they are determined to be cleared for all Background Screening requirements to include local law enforcement checks. […]

Dear, Readers.   We would like to publish the answers for the most common questions CDC+ program participants have in regards to Level 2 Background Screening and Live Scan Fingerprinting.   Who prints and gives the clearance letter to the Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) employer? APD Area Office through CDC+ Consultant   Can and […]

Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) is a Medicaid program in Florida that gives the consumer the opportunity to hire workers and vendors to help with daily needs such as housecleaning, cooking and getting dressed. Even  family members or friends maybe be consumers’ paid workers.The CDC+ program is operated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs […]

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