The Background Check Center (BCC) was established through legislation passed in April of 2012. As a result, use of the BCC is required of all employers who provide long term care in licensed facilities and agencies within the state. The licensed facilities have the oversight of two Delaware Health and Social Service (DHSS) entities, the Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ) and The Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification of the Division of Public Health. At this time, a total of 374 providers have been identified to participate in the BCC. The providers are made up of: skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes); assisted living communities; ICFs/DD; group homes; neighborhood homes; family care homes; rest residential facilities; home health care agencies; hospice care agencies; and, care provided by agencies in the individual’s residence. In addition, employers who provide temporary staffing in the above settings, and educational programs that provide clinical experience in any of the above settings, are also required to use the BCC for screening all individuals placed in these settings. Given the large number of employers involved, three groups have been created to address the unique needs and mission of each.
You may contact the BCC by phone (302)421-7405 or email DHSS_DLTCRP_BCC@state.de.us.
As of June 2018 the Criminal History Reports (fingerprints) are valid for 6 months from the last fingerprint date