Mississippi State Department of Health

The MSDH Criminal History Record Check unit processes background checks for all Mississippi licensed Health Care and Child Care facilities. All background checks are processed through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and are transmitted through the Mississippi Criminal Information Center and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases to complete the requirements for state and national background checks.

Background checks for other types of facilities may be provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center.

Comprehensive Background Checks

Child Care Comprehensive Background Checks

Background checks for former Mississippi residents:

For additional information regarding interstate background checks, please contact Julie Henderson at 601-364-5059, or e-mail CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov

Health Care Background Checks

LiveScan Fingerprinting

If you are in the process of being hired or completing an application for an MSDH licensed health care or child care facility, you may request an appointment for a background check at our licensure office in Jackson. Please have available upon arrival to our office a completed LiveScan Fingerprint Information form (see below), a picture ID, and proof of online payment.

LiveScan fingerprinting will restart on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 143B LeFleur's Square.

LiveScan printing will be available by appointment only on Mondays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please e-mail Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov or call 601-364-5062 to make an appointment.

Online Portals for Health Care and Child Care Facilities


For questions surrounding background checks for licensed health care or child care facilities, please contact the Criminal History Record Check Division at 601-364-1102, fax: 601-364-5056, or e-mail nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov.


143B LeFleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211

Links referenced
Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center    https://www.dps.ms.gov/investigation/criminal-information-center
Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7693,206,pdf/ChildAbuseRegistry.pdf
Instructions for Interstate Background Checks    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16103,206,pdf/Interstate_Background_Check.pdf
Child Care Interstate Background Checks    https://www.safer.msdh.ms.gov/Applicant
CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov
SAMPLE Health care suitability letter    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16099,206,pdf/CHRC_Suitability_Letter.pdf
SAMPLE Health care waiver letter    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16100,206,pdf/CHRC_Waiver_letter.pdf
Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7631,206,pdf/NoncriminalJusticePrivacy.pdf
Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov
LiveScan Fingerprint Information Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,8463,206,pdf/FingerprintApplication.pdf
Fingerprint Transmission System/Facility Login    https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/fts/
Online Payment Portal    https://www.ms.gov/msdh/background_check/Home/Index
nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov

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