Alaska Background Check Laws

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What Information Does a Background Check Include?

A background check may include the following: confirmation that the Social Security number you provided matches your name, confirmation of your most recent home addresses, a multi-state criminal history check, a credit check and a driving record check. Usually companies hiring senior caregivers only conduct a social security name match and a multi-state criminal background check. Credit checks and driving record checks are only conducted if the employee will be handling money and driving.

How many years back will a Background Check go?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which governs background checks nationally only allows for a review of the past 7 years. However, individual states may pass laws which require more disclosures. Many states do have different background check requirements when employees will be working with children or seniors. This is why you need to review your individual state law to know what will be included in your background check.

Can I purchase my own Background Check?

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Alaska State Law

Abide by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U. S. C. § 1661 et seq. and the following state ruling:

AS 12.62.160 (b) (8)Release and Use of Criminal Justice Information

Subject to the requirements of this section, and except as otherwise limited or prohibited by other provision of law or court rule, criminal justice information may be provided to a person for any purpose, except that information may not be released if the information is nonconviction information or correctional treatment information.