Mississippi State Department of Health

Criminal History Record Checks


The MSDH Criminal History Fingerprint 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.

Portals for Child Care and Health Care Facilities

Child Care Background Checks

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

If you live and work in Mississippi, you can request a comprehensive background check for work in a Mississippi licensed health care facility.

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 one of our 25 health department offices offering LiveScans. Please have available upon arrival to LiveScan appointment a completed LiveScan Fingerprint Information form (see below), and picture ID.

For available locations and appointment times, click here.

LiveScan printing in our Jackson office is available by appointment only on Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Please e-mail Brittany.Orr@msdh.ms.gov or call 601-364-5062 to make an appointment in our Jackson office.


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 on this page
Criminal History Fingerprint Facility Portal    https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/FTS/Login/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffts%2f
Criminal History Fingerprint Payment Portal    https://www.ms.gov/msdh/background_check/Home/Index
Out of State Background Check    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18345.pdf
Out of State Fingerprint Check Affidavit    https://powerforms.docusign.net/9499e2c3-5f61-4486-8b12-d4ea9b976150?env=na3&acct=ca3d40be-4f16-4a6a-892e-a0fe14f1a6ef&accountId=ca3d40be-4f16-4a6a-892e-a0fe14f1a6ef
Applicants Living in Another State    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18346.pdf
How to request a Mississippi background check for employment    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18347.pdf
CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:CHRCUnit@msdh.ms.gov
How to request a Mississippi background check for employment    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18348.pdf
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
click here.    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/17159.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
nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:nicole.banes@msdh.ms.gov

Resources referenced
Out of State Background Check    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18345.pdf ok
Applicants Living in Another State    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18346.pdf ok
How to request a Mississippi background check for employment    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18347.pdf ok
How to request a Mississippi background check for employment    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/18348.pdf ok
SAMPLE Health care suitability letter    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16099,206,pdf/CHRC_Suitability_Letter.pdf ok
SAMPLE Health care waiver letter    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,16100,206,pdf/CHRC_Waiver_letter.pdf ok
Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights form    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7631,206,pdf/NoncriminalJusticePrivacy.pdf ok
click here.    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/17159.pdf ok
LiveScan Fingerprint Information Form    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,8463,206,pdf/FingerprintApplication.pdf ok

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