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Nevada Implemented Some New Criminal Background Check Requirements for Childcare Providers, but Challenges Remain for Unimplemented Requirements

Nevada implemented some of the new criminal background check requirements established under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act. However, certain criminal background check requirements for childcare providers remained unimplemented as of March 1, 2018, and significant challenges may delay full implementation until 2019 or 2020. According to Nevada officials, these challenges include decentralization of the background check processes. (Background checks are conducted by different entities, depending on the provider type.)

Nevada currently has until September 30, 2018, to implement the new criminal background check requirements. The outstanding challenges may mean that Nevada will not fully implement the requirements before the deadline and, therefore, Nevada may request an additional 1-year waiver from the Administration for Children and Families to address the challenges and comply with the new requirements.

Filed under: Administration for Children and Families