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Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Idaho

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Employers in Idaho are permitted or required to conduct criminal record checks in accordance with these rules.

Idaho has criminal background check laws for employment for:

  • child care centers
  • personal care centers
  • healthcare providers

The Idaho securities act registration requirements for broker-dealers, salespersons and investment advisers include the submission of fingerprints, unless waived, to the Director of Finance.

Applicants to the state board of nursing for original licensing or reinstatement are required to submit to a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

Individuals with direct patient access in long term care settings are required to pass a criminal history and background check as a condition of employment.

Individuals who are employed or contracted with and have access to patients through a home health agency hired after October 1, 2007, are required to undergo a criminal history and background check.

Idaho has adopted the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.

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