Form Dci-44 - Iowa User Agreement - Iowa Division Of Criminal Investigation


Iowa Department of Public Safety
Division of Criminal Investigation
For National Criminal History Record Checks by a Qualified Entity
as authorized by state legislation or federal statute
Parties to Agreement.
This Agreement, entered into by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation
(DCI), and
(hereinafter referred to as Qualified Entity (QE), is intended to set forth the terms and conditions under which
criminal history record checks explicitly mandated or allowed by state or federal law shall be conducted.
The DCI has established and maintains intrastate systems for the collection, compilation, and
dissemination of state criminal history records and information in accordance with Chapter 692 of the
Code of Iowa and additionally, is authorized and does participate in similar multi-state and federal
criminal history records systems;
The DCI and its qualified entities are subject to and must comply with pertinent state and federal
regulations relating to the receipt, use, and dissemination of records and record information derived
from the systems of DCI and the U.S. Department of Justice (Chapter 692, Code of Iowa, and 28
C.F.R. Part 20);
The QE is a public, private, for profit, or not-for-profit entity operating within the State of Iowa and is
authorized to submit fingerprint cards and review resultant criminal history records as part of the
screening process for its current and/or prospective licensees, employees and volunteers (including
contractors and vendors who have unsupervised access to vulnerable populations) and forms the legal
basis for the Qualified Entity access to criminal history record information derived from the systems of
the U.S. Department of Justice; and
The QE desires to obtain and the DCI is willing to provide such services so long as proper
reimbursement is made and all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations are strictly
complied with.
The DCI and QE agree as follows:
II. Service, Compliance, Processing.
The DCI agrees to:
Provide QE with such state criminal history records and information as reported to, processed,
and contained in its systems and legally available to the QE; and
Act as an intermediary between QE and the U.S. Department of Justice, securing for the use and
benefit of QE such federal and multi-state criminal history records or information as may be
available to QE under federal laws and regulations.
Qualified Entity (QE) agrees to:
Submit requests to the DCI for criminal history record checks pursuant to this agreement only for
QE’s current or prospective Iowa licensees, employees, volunteers, contractors and
DCI-44 (07/15/15)


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