Resources of Interest

Good Cause Waiver
Provides information on how to apply for or check the status of a Good Cause Waiver and lists frequently asked questions.

MSHP Fingerprint Services
Schedule a fingerprint session or locate fingerprint services sites.

Social Security Administration
Apply for a new Social Security card, apply for benefits, or search for a Social Security office

Missouri Attorney General
Learn what identity theft is and how to prevent it.

Resources for Performing Background Screenings

Criminal History

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Learn more about Missouri criminal history record information.

Other State Highway Patrol sites
Find links for other states’ Highway Patrol web sites.
Inquire on case records including docket entries, parties, judgments, and charges in public court from the Missouri State Court system.

Missouri Department of Corrections
Provides information about offenders supervised by the Missouri Department of Corrections. Search active offenders, including probationers and parolees.

Kansas Department of Corrections
Search offenders supervised by the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Sex Offender

Missouri Sex Offender Registry
Search for sex offenders in Missouri.

FBI National Sex Offender Registry
Find links to state sex offender home pages to search for sex offenders.

US Dept of Justice National Sex Offender Registry
Allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse education and prevention.

Employee Disqualification

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Employee Disqualification List
Provides a list of individuals who are prohibited from employment in long-term care facilities, health care facilities, or by providers that serve the elderly in their homes.

Missouri Department of Mental Health Employee Disqualification Registry
Provides a list of individuals who are disqualified from working with consumers receiving services from the Department of Mental Health.

Child Abuse/Neglect

Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division
Provides information on hotline calls, investigations/family assessments, and how to report abuse/neglect.

Request for Child Abuse or Neglect / Criminal Record (SHP-159)
A caregiving organization can use the Request for Child Abuse or Neglect / Criminal Record form to request a check of the Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry maintained by the Department of Social Services. Instructions for completion can be found on the second page of the form.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides information on the state laws for maintaining records of child abuse and neglect.

Provides a compilation of state child abuse registry contacts.

Florida's Center for Child Welfare
Maintains a listing of state child abuse registries. The listing includes each state's procedure to request a child abuse registry check.

Foster Care

Missouri Department of Social Services Foster Care
Provides information on foster parent programs, statistics, and newsletter, Internet, and parent handbook resources.


Caregiver Background Screening Service
Provides information about services available to check the backgrounds of caregivers that serve children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The completed form should be mailed as indicated at the bottom of the second page.

Child Care Aware of Missouri
Provides child care resources to parents, employers, child care providers, and other community members including locating child care and providing training for child care providers.

Show Me Child Care
Maintained by the Department of Health and Senior Services- Search for licensed child care facilities in Missouri.

Missouri Child Care Providers
Provides information to registered child care providers including information on the Child Care Assistance Program.

Professional Licensee Search

Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Search licensed professionals by profession and county.

Emergency Medical Services
Includes general information about EMS Basic Core Guidelines and re-licensure guidelines.

Missouri Certified Nurse Assistant Registry (CNA)
Search the registry of CNAs, Certified Medication Technicians (CMT), and CMTs certified in Insulin Administration (IA).

Facility Licensee Search

Nursing Home Licensing and Certification
Check licensed facilities by city, county, or region.

Show Me Long-Term Care
View the latest inspection information for any licensed long-term care inspection.

Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards
Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards safeguards services provided through certified and/or licensed home health agencies, hospice programs, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities and providers of outpatient physical therapy or outpatient speech pathology.

Section for Child Care Regulation
Provides information on the types of child care facilities and licensing requirements, as well as background screening requirements for child care workers, also regulates and inspects child care facilities.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Provides information on public schools.

Office of Inspector General Exclusion Program
Provides information to the public, health care providers, patients and others relating to parties excluded from participation in the Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs. Database enables users to enter the name of an individual or business and determine whether an exclusion is currently in effect.