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Criminal Background History

Statutory Changes for Criminal Background History
Effective: July 01, 2016

Pursuant to Senate Enrolled Act No. 350, Indiana will no longer recognize the use of a “limited criminal history.” Therefore, effective July 01, 2016 home health agencies and personal services agencies must obtain one of the following life time searches:

  1. An "(E)xpanded criminal history check" as defined at IC 20-26-2-1.5; or
  2. A "(N)ational criminal history background check” as defined at IC 10-13-3-12;

not more than three (3) business days after the date the employee begins to provide services in a patient’s temporary or permanent residence.

The Division of Acute Care, Home Health Program and Personal Services Agencies (Division) will not accept any limited criminal histories with any required submission to the Division effective July 01, 2016.