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

Emergency background studies

The Department of Human Services is currently conducting emergency background studies. The human services commissioner temporarily modified the study requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist health and human service providers to quickly respond to the changing workforce needs while maintaining the health and safety of the clients they serve. Instructions with the steps and information entities need to submit an emergency background study are available on NETStudy 2.0.

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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