The Background Check Unit (BCU) provides background check services and support to all ODHS and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) divisions for employment purposes, for those who provide services or seek to provide services as a contractor, subcontractor, vendor or volunteer, or are employed by qualified entities that provide care and are licensed, certified, registered or otherwise regulated by ODHS or OHA.
12/17/2021 - New Permanent rules effective date: BCU has filed permanent rules effective 12/17/2021. Changes apply to ODHS Employee Rules and Provider Rules including the BCU Background Check and Portability Rules. This filing is the final step in implementing Oregon Law 2021 chapter 198 (2021 SB 280) and 2021 Measure 110. Updates also include grammar and language corrections, and revisions to match current processing in ORCHARDS. Further information on BCU rules on Rules and Policies page.