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Recent Legislative Amendments for AFC and HFA Facilities

Criminal history checks are standard requirements for Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Homes for the Aged (HFA) licensees.  Recent legislative amendments to Public Act 218 and Public Act 368 change the process for evaluating the criminal history of applicants, licensees, licensee designees and direct care staff.  These changes improve the Michigan Department of Human Services' ability to protect vulnerable adults and support licensees efforts to employ appropriate direct care staff.

Highlights of Recent Amendments to 1979 PA 218 for AFC and Recent Amendments to 1978 PA 368 for HFA summarize these changes.

For full details regarding these legislative amendments see:

Employees under the workforce background check system will continue to be fingerprinted at no cost to either the employee or the licensee.