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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
NOTICE FOR APPLICANTS SUBMITTING FINGERPRINTS WHERE CRIMINAL RECORD RESULTS WILL BECOME
PART OF THE CARE PROVIDER BACKGROUND SCREENING CLEARINGHOUSE
SHARING OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION WITH SPECIFIED AGENCIES,
RETENTION OF FINGERPRINTS,
RIGHT TO CHALLENGE AN INCORRECT CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
This notice is to inform you that when you submit a set of fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) for the purpose of conducting a search for any Florida and national criminal history records that may pertain to
you, the results of that search will be returned to the Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse. By submitting
fingerprints, you are authorizing the dissemination of any state and national criminal history record that may pertain to you
to the Specified Agency or Agencies from which you are seeking approval to be employed, licensed, work under contract,
or to serve as a volunteer, pursuant to the National Child Protection Act of 1993, as amended, and Section 943.0542,
Florida Statutes. "Specified agency" means the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Family Services,
the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation within the Department of Education, the Agency for Health Care Administration,
the Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities when
these agencies are conducting state and national criminal history background screening on persons who provide care for
children or persons who are elderly or disabled. The fingerprints submitted will be retained by FDLE and the
Clearinghouse will be notified if FDLE receives Florida arrest information on you.
Your Social Security Number (SSN) is needed to keep records accurate because other people may have the same name
and birth date. Disclosure of your SSN is imperative for the performance of the Clearinghouse agencies’ duties in
distinguishing your identity from that of other persons whose identification information may be the same as or similar to
Licensing and employing agencies are allowed to release a copy of the state and national criminal record information to a
person who requests a copy of his or her own record if the identification of the record was based on submission of the
person’s fingerprints. Therefore, if you wish to review your record, you may request that the agency that is screening the
record provide you with a copy. After you have reviewed the criminal history record, if you believe it is incomplete or
inaccurate, you may conduct a personal review as provided in s. 943.056, F.S., and Rule 11C8.001, F.A.C. If national
information is believed to be in error, the FBI should be contacted at 304-625-2000. You can receive any national criminal
history record that may pertain to you directly from the FBI, pursuant to 28 CFR Sections 16.30-16.34. You have the right
to obtain a prompt determination as to the validity of your challenge before a final decision is made about your status as
an employee, volunteer, contractor, or subcontractor.
Until the criminal history background check is completed, you may be denied unsupervised access to children, the elderly,
or persons with disabilities.
The FBI’s Privacy Statement follows on a separate page and contains additional information.
DH-MQA 1029, Revised 11/12
Rule 64B15-12.003, F.A.C.