National Criminal Background Check

On October 1, 2014, new employees who will have “routine contact with a client or having access to such a client’s belongings or funds” in assisted living (as well as other long term care settings) must undergo a national criminal records check, including finger prints

Starting Monday, July 23, 2018, all in-person state and national background checks will ONLY be available at our new Customer Service Center, located at 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston (in the Pastore Complex). Background check services are no longer provided at the Attorney General's Office in downtown Providence.

Changes to National Background Check Program*

Effective March 14, 2016, all Long Term Care Applicants seeking employment at one of the following Long Term Care Program Types:

Adult Day Care Program, Assisted Living Residence, Home Care Provider, Home Nursing Care Provider, Hospice, LTC Hospital- (Eleanor Slater Hospital), Nursing Facility, Nursing Service Agency MUST be registered by the place of potential employment and present our office with the letter of eligibility with the registration number in order to be fingerprinted for the national background check.

A national background check costs $35. If your employer requires a national background check AND a state background check, the cost is $40. Check, money order, or credit cards accepted (cash not accepted). Please make check out to “BCI.”
Please note: a processing fee of two percent plus 50 cents will be charged per credit card transaction.

Click for more information: RI Office of the Attorney General- BCI