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Background Checks

 
Criminal Background Check text 
 
Background checks are required for all individuals associated with the facilities overseen by the Health Facilities Licensing & Certification Program as defined in the Criminal Background Check Regulations below.
 
All background check applications go through the Department’s Background Check Unit (BCU) and any questions should be routed to them.
 

Background Check Statutes and Regulations:


Background Check Statutes:
The current statute governing the background checks system used by the Department of Health and Social Services is AS 47.05.300–47.05.390.
 
Background Check Regulations:
The current regulation which provides a common, consistent definition of barrier conditions for all programs 7 AAC 10.9​00-7 AAC 10.990​.
 

Background Variance Request

 
Individuals: In the event you receive notification form the background unit stating you have been issued a “Not Eligible” determination a variance request may be submitted.  Either you or your current or proposed employer may submit a variance request. If you want to apply for a variance online, you​ can go to the Alaska Background Check Unit. You may also request a paper copy of the application from your employer or form the Variance Committee by contacting (907) 334-4475 or BCPVariance@alaska.gov​.
 
Facilities: Facilities who wish to request a variance for an employee with a "not eligable" determination should complete the variance request form and submit it by email to dhcs.hflc@alaska.gov.
 

Variance Continuation Request:


If an applicant currently has an approved variance, facilities may complete the Variance Continuation Review Form below. This application may be used to continue\extend an application that is expiring soon and to transfer the variance to another facility.

Completed continuation review forms must be submitted to BCPVariance@alaska.gov and dhcs.hflc@alaska.gov​. Following a review, the facility will recieve a letter with the determination.

 
If you have any further questions, please contact the Background Check Progam at 907-334-4475
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