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Forum Resource Library

Forum Resource Library

Welcome to the Resource Library of the National Forum for Background Checks. Here you will find an increasing array of documents related to planning, implementation, and operation of a statewide background check program to protect vulnerable populations. Some documents are a specific State’s solution; others represent information collected from a group of States.

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Court Records Search Tools: This spreadsheet provides resources for searching court records for most States. It is a developing resource. Please send updates to the National Forum for Background Checks.

Federal Certification Requirements for Background Checks in Long Term Care Settings

This document provides a summary and comparison of pre-employment screening requirements authorized in the Affordable Care Act, and those currently in place through federal regulation for nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. The guide also includes excerpts from CMS guidance and rule-making that supports the adoption of NBCP-compliant screening programs to address and support the federal requirements. The appendix is a more detailed comparison of the four sets of requirements across the specific background screening components. A Microsoft Word version is also available.

Rap Back Status Survey

In response to a query issued by the National Forum for Background Checks, representatives from 14 current and graduated NBCP States provided information regarding the status of their program’s implementation of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) Rap back capability. The results of the survey are available in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Technical Services Contracts

Links to contract examples coming soon!

State Background Check Program Profiles

Links to profiles coming soon!