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KARES (Kentucky Applicant Registry and Employment Screening)

The National Background Check Program is expanding.

Please see the Provider Page for more information on how to sign up for the KARES Web Portal.

The KARES Web Portal

KARES is a web portal build to support the Kentucky National Background Check Program (NBCP), a fingerprint-supported state and FBI background check program available to long-term care employers. By adding FBI checks to currently required background checks, employers are helping to ensure their applicants will not be able to hide criminal actions committed in other states.

All long-term care employers eligible to participate in the Kentucky NBCP are able to complete their program enrollment online and immediately begin taking advantage of these checks. 


Types of Providers Currently Required to Participate Kentucky's NBCP
  • Long-term care facilities, including nursing facilities, nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, Alzheimer’s nursing homes, personal care homes, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with  intellectual disabilities (excludes family care homes);
  • Nursing pools providing staff to long-term care facilities;
  • Adult day health care programs;
  • Assisted-living communities;
  • Home health agencies;
  • Personal services agencies;
  • Providers of hospice care, including residential hospice providers; and
  • Providers of home and community-based services.


Last Updated 12/4/2015