Information for Caregivers About Criminal Background Checks

​The IHSS program requires all providers be fingerprinted via Live Scan to complete a criminal background check through the State of California Department of Justice. State law requires the provider pay for the cost of the criminal background check and fingerprinting. Fees vary depending on the LiveScan fingerprinting location. 

DOJ background reports for agency’s other than IHSS (other employment, school,…etc.) cannot be used for the IHSS program requirement.  If you have been previously paid by the IHSS program, check with our office first using the email below regarding any previous background reports submitted. 

A list of LiveScan fingerprinting locations and the pre-printed form for fingerprinting services are available below.  Please use the pre-printed LiveScan form below as it has specific coding directing the background report to our office.


                                Live Scan Form (Print and Use this form)

Live Scan Locations in the Sacramento Area

DOJ Background Status

Convictions of (and incarcerations for) certain criminal offenses within the last 10 years may limit your ability to be paid by the IHSS program for providing care.

Need more information?
Contact us directly:
IHSS Public Authority
3700 Branch Center Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 874-2888
Office Hours:                             8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Office closed first Monday of each month: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.