COVID-19 extension of IHSS criminal background check changes

In ACL 20-50, the California Department of Social Services implemented a temporary suspension of the requirement that applicants to be In Home Supportive Services providers be fingerprinted as part of their criminal background check and allowed a name-based check instead.  The suspension of the fingerprinting requirement is extended through July 31, 2020.

To remain a provider after July 31, 2020, all providers who were enrolled using a name-based check must complete the regular criminal background check requirements by July 31, 2020, including the fingerprint based background check.  (ACL 20-67, June 12, 2020.)