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Temporary changes to backgrounds studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Human Service temporarily modified certain statutory background study requirements. Completing studies that meet current requirements has become increasingly difficult due to closures of public fingerprinting sites and lack of responses to requests for records from other states. The temporary modifications will assist health and human service providers to quickly respond to changing workforce needs related the COVID-19 pandemic and are permitted under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12 (PDF) and the authority granted to the human services commissioner. 

Returning to full compliance

Note: For updates related to agency-wide DHS programs, visit the DHS homepage. It has information for providers, counties, tribal nations and members of the public as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. There you can also sign up for COVID-19 DHS emails.

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