The Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) has taken responsive measures to meet a growing need for child care providers across the state. KDHE introduced LiveScan digital fingerprinting to improve the speed and efficiency of the fingerprinting process, often an integral part of required background checks. Expansion took place in partnership with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Department for Children and Families (DCF), local police departments, and sheriff’s offices statewide. The result is a more dynamic fingerprinting process and the reduction of wait times for fingerprint results. For more information on the fingerprinting process, and background checks in general, please see the KDHE website at Background Check Information | KDHE, KS .
In addition to the LiveScan locations, DCF is offering a mobile fingerprinting unit for select areas around the state.