This Information Bulletin will provide information to assist agencies in coordinating the required clearances for new agency hires or annual employee clearances with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). This will also assist in resolving Health Care Worker Registry issues associated with criminal background checks or DSP training records.
The revised DCFS process for required CANTS clearances is as follows:
Include the word "Health Care" in the email's subject line. It is important to attach the completed form: Authorization For Background Check For Programs Not Licensed By DCFS . You will receive an automatic email reply from DCFS that your request was received.
Include the word "Annual" in the email's subject line. It is important to attach the completed Authorization For Background Check For Programs Not Licensed By DCFS to your "Annual" email to receive an automatic email from DCFS that your request was received.
The effective date is immedately upon release of this Information Bulletin.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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