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State Programs

Most States have some form of background check process in place, regardless of whether they are already participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Background Check Program (NBCP). However, among the existing State background check systems, there is variation in the employee types covered and the types of background checks conducted. To learn more about a State's background check program, click the State name below. (Note: For NBCP grantee States, a brief abstract that reflects the State's proposed program at the time CMS issued its grant, and the amount of the grant, are also included.)

Alabama
Alaska (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,500,000
Arizona
Arkansas
California (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Colorado
Connecticut (Abstract)
    Original Grant: $1,952,075
    Supplemental Award: $859,991.12
Delaware (Abstract)
    Original Grant: $2,954,700
    Supplemental Award: $45,300
District of Columbia (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,674,097
Florida (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,990,438
Georgia (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,633,765
Hawaii (Abstract)
    Grant: $797,000
Idaho
Illinois (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,500,000
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Kentucky (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Louisiana
Maine (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,944,887
Maryland (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,360,521
Massachusetts
Michigan (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,500,000
Minnesota (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Mississippi
Missouri (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada (Abstract)
    Grant: $690,630
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,500,000
New York
North Carolina (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,297,074
North Dakota
Ohio (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,130,421
Oklahoma (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,573,591
Oregon (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Puerto Rico (Abstract)
    Grant: $2,969,612
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,354,362
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah (Abstract)
    Grant: $3,000,000
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia (Abstract)
    Grant: $1,220,924
Wisconsin
Wyoming

More information on existing State programs can be accessed through the following links:

  • Assisted Living State Regulatory Review 2012 (Link)
    Prepared by Karl Polzer, Senior Policy Director, National Center for Assisted Living, (202) 898-6320, kpolzer@ncal.org
    © 2012 National Center for Assisted Living. All rights reserved.
  • Safe at Home? Developing Effective Criminal Background Checks and Other Screening Policies for Home Care Workers (Link)
    Various documents prepared by: National Conference of State Legislatures. Prepared for: AARP Public Policy Institute. December 18, 2008.
  • Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems 2012 (Abstract, Download PDF)
    Prepared by The U.S. Office of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2011.