Mississippi State Department of Health

Criminal History Record Checks


The MSDH Criminal History Record Check unit processes background checks for all Mississippi licensed Health Care and Child Care facilities. All background checks are processed through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and are transmitted through the Mississippi Criminal Information Center and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases to complete the requirements for state and national background checks.

Background checks for other types of facilities may be provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center.

Comprehensive Background Checks

Child Care Comprehensive Background Checks

Background checks for former Mississippi residents:

For additional information regarding interstate background checks, please contact Julie Henderson at 601-364-5059, or e-mail CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov

Health Care Background Checks

LiveScan Fingerprinting

If you are in the process of being hired or completing an application for an MSDH licensed health care or child care facility, you may request an appointment for a background check at one of our 25 health department offices offering LiveScans. Please have available upon arrival to LiveScan appointment a completed LiveScan Fingerprint Information form (see below), a picture ID, and proof of online payment.

For available locations and appointment times, please see the below link.

LiveScan printing in our Jackson office is available by appointment only on Mondays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please e-mail Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov or call 601-364-5062 to make an appointment in our Jackson office.

Online Portals for Health Care and Child Care Facilities


For questions surrounding background checks for licensed health care or child care facilities, please contact the Criminal History Record Check Division at 601-364-1102, fax: 601-364-5056, or e-mail nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov.


143B LeFleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211

Links referenced
Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center    https://www.dps.ms.gov/investigation/criminal-information-center
Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7693,206,pdf/ChildAbuseRegistry.pdf
Instructions for Interstate Background Checks    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16103,206,pdf/Interstate_Background_Check.pdf
Child Care Interstate Background Checks    https://www.safer.msdh.ms.gov/Applicant
CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov
SAMPLE Health care suitability letter    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16099,206,pdf/CHRC_Suitability_Letter.pdf
SAMPLE Health care waiver letter    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16100,206,pdf/CHRC_Waiver_letter.pdf
Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7631,206,pdf/NoncriminalJusticePrivacy.pdf
Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov
LiveScan Fingerprint Information Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,8463,206,pdf/FingerprintApplication.pdf
Criminal History Fingerprint Facility Portal    https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/FTS/Login/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffts%2f
Criminal History Fingerprint Payment Portal    https://www.ms.gov/msdh/background_check/Home/Index
nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov

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