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The Background Check Unit (BCU) does background checks for the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority. We screen applicants, employees, contractors, vendors and volunteers. We check criminal history and abuse records according to
Oregon rules and policies.
BCU filed new provider rules effective 2/1/2023. For details, see:
You can sign up to get email updates when rules or requirements change.
We use a system called
ORCHARDS to do background checks. Only qualified entities and current job applicants can use ORCHARDS.
BCU provides services to:
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