CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 214.075 enacted in 2013, all Minnesota health care licensing boards are required to perform state and federal criminal background checks prior to issuing a license. These checks are conducted through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and involves fingerprinting of applicants. There will be a nominal charge to the applicants for the CBC. This pertains to new licenses, as well as any license which is to be reinstated after a lapse, or may also include any licensee that has been charged with or convicted of a crime.
Applicants are hereby advised that no later than April 30, 2017, the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners will impose the requirements established by the aforementioned statute. Accordingly, any application which is not completed by that date will be required to complete a criminal background check.
Additionally, any applicant that refuses a criminal background check, or has failed to submit fingerprints within 90 days of the application will be denied a license.