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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
143B LeFleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211
|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|
|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|
|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|
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