Persons operating a facility or facilities licensed under the Kansas Adult Care Home Act or Kansas Home Health Licensure Law are able by law to process criminal background checks on potential employees. This law was established to prevent individuals, including juveniles, with serious criminal histories from working in said licensed facilities. The basic premise is that people who have serious criminal histories should not be responsible for the care of the frail or elderly citizens of Kansas.
To conduct an online criminal record check, applicable facilities will need the following:
- Valid form of payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Electronic Check or Kansas.gov Subscriber account: sign up at www.kansas.gov/subscriber
- Facility ID number
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is a cabinet-level agency, employing 2,650 people. KDADS is responsible for overseeing and administering the state’s Older American’s Act programs, behavioral health programs, home and community based services (HCBS) for older adults and persons with disabilities, the management and oversight of four state hospitals, survey and certification for adult care homes, and the distribution of Medicaid long-term care payments.
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