Criminal Background Check Information
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Overview

All providers who contract with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and/or are certified or otherwise authorized to provide services by OASAS are required to comply with this criminal background check process. 

Prospective employees, contractors and volunteers (applicants) who have been offered a position with your organization must undergo criminal background checks if they have the potential to or may be permitted to have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with service recipients. The provider is responsible for determining whether an applicant will have the potential to or may be permitted to have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with clients.

Program Staff

  • OASAS Credentialing Bureau will act as a “provider” for purposes of initiating any required check of the Staff Exclusion List and the process for fingerprinting and criminal background checks at the beginning of the application process for Credentialing applicants.
     
  • OASAS Certification Bureau will act as a “provider” for purposes of initiating any required check of the Staff Exclusion List and the process for fingerprinting and criminal background checks at the beginning of the application process for Certification applicants.

Forms

Records Sealing

Eligible individuals convicted of an eligible offense may request to have their records sealed if they have not been convicted of another crime for a period of 10 years from the day they were sentenced or released from jail/prison (whichever is later).

Contact Criminal Background Check Unit

Inquiries related to the OASAS Criminal Background Check Process should be directed the OASAS Criminal Background Check Unit.

Contact us by phone:
Office  (518) 485-2334
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