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FAQ: Background Studies Resubmission Process

On April 21, 2022 by Jonathan Lips

Recently members have raised questions relating to resubmitting background studies for individuals hired during the COVID-19 waiver period, and this article addresses some of the common issues we are seeing.

Seeking Feedback on Fingerprint-Based Background Studies

On March 17, 2022 by Jonathan Lips

Two weeks ago, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other providers licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) transitioned back to fingerprint-based background studies beginning for new employees.

MDH-Licensed Providers Transition to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies for New Employees Beginning March 2

On February 24, 2022 by Jonathan Lips

Providers licensed or regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will transition back to fingerprint-based background studies beginning March 2 for new employees. In late January, following two previous delays, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced March 2 as the date for the resumption of fingerprinting. The transition is moving forward without further postponement.

DHS Postpones Transition to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies for MDH-Licensed Providers

On January 27, 2022 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has postponed the Wednesday, Feb. 2, transition date for Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) providers to return to fingerprint-based background studies.

DHS Delays Transition to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies for MDH-Licensed Providers

On November 11, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

This week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that MDH-licensed providers, including home care, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes, will not transition back to fingerprint-based background studies until Jan. 5, 2022. Until the transition occurs, these providers will continue to submit emergency studies, as we have been doing throughout the pandemic.

DHS to Provide Background Studies Update at Next Week’s Coaching Room

On September 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

Dawn Davis, head of the Background Studies unit at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), will join the LeadingAge Minnesota Coaching Room on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. to provide an update and answer questions about the transition back to fingerprint-based studies. 

DHS Resumes Fingerprint-Based Background Studies Today

On October 21, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) returned to fingerprint-based background studies as of 6:00 a.m. this morning (Oct. 21), and employers are no longer able to submit emergency background studies.

DHS Temporarily Delays Transition Back to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has temporarily delayed the transition back to fingerprint-based background studies.

DHS to Resume Fingerprint-Based Background Studies on October 7

On September 23, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that it will return to conducting fingerprint-based background studies beginning at 6 a.m. Wed., Oct. 7, 2020, and entities will no longer

Modified Background Studies Process Remains in Place for Now

On June 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Members have raised questions this week about background studies, so we wanted to share an update about what we know:   

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