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Details for Service DHHS Criminal Records Checks
Service Name DHHS Criminal Records Checks Program Name Regulation
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults are protected from harm through enforcing and communicating uniform regulatory standards for multiple health and related facilities and professions.
Division Division of Child Development and Early Education
Service Description
North Carolina's Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) provides criminal record checks for everyone employed in regulated child care programs. In addition, required Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) criminal records checks are centralized in DCDEE.  Background checks are performed for adoptive and foster parents and employees of nursing homes, family and adult care homes, mental health facilities and DHHS agencies.


Web Site www.ncchildcare.net Year First Initiated 1996
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NCGS 114-19-21
State Statute NCGS 114-19.7 & 48-3-309
State Statute NCGS 114-19.6, 114-19.2, 115C-332, 143-B-146.16
State Statute NCGS 1310-40 & 131E-265
State Statute NCGS 110-90.2
State Statute NCGS 131D-10.3A

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0