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AHCA Background Screening Guidance

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March 28, 2020
Health Care Provider Background Screening
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T o address the ability of facilities to hire staff at this critical time and recognizing the inability to obtain timely fingerprints for background screening, the Agency has issued Emergency Order AHCA No. 20-001 , which expires 30 days from the date of the order. This order establishes the following guidelines for health care providers, Medicaid providers, and health care contractors all hereby referred to as “provider.”
  • When a criminal background check is required, a provider must first review the Clearinghouse Results Website to verify if the candidate has a current Level 2 screening.
  • If the candidate does not have a current Level 2 screening or the provider is not able to initiate an Agency Review or Resubmission on the candidate in the Clearinghouse Results Website, then the provider must make every effort to find a Livescan Service Provider that will process fingerprints for a Level 2 screening. 
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