Section 6, Chapter 19 (Background Checks), Subsection 3, – (Family Care Safety Registry)

6.19.3 Family Care Safety Registry

Each household member 17 years of age and older must register with the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR). This does not include foster youth. The registry is maintained by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). It contains the following records:

  1. CA/N records (findings of ”Preponderance of Evidence” “court adjudicated”, or prior to August 28, 2004, “Probable Cause“ findings),
  2. Employee Disqualification List, maintained by DHSS,
  3. Child-care facility licensing records maintained by DHSS,
  4. Residential living facility and nursing home records, maintained by DHSS,
  5. Employee Disqualification Registry records maintained by Department of Mental Health;
  6. Foster parent licensing records, maintained by the Children’s Division; and
  7. Sex Offender Registry information maintained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).

The resource licensing worker will provide the applicant with instructions regarding the process for each adult in the household to register with the FCSR on the Internet.  The worker should instruct the applicant to register as quickly as possible. The worker may assist the applicant with the on-line registration process.  When registering with the FCSR, the applicant will be asked for a social security number. The applicant may be asked to verity the number at a later date by providing a copy of the applicant’s social security card. If the applicant does not have a social security card, the only acceptable substitutes for verification purposes are the applicant’s driver’s license (if the SSN is used as the ID number); a military ID (if the SSN is listed on the card); a Medicaid or MO HealtlhNet card (if the SSN is listed on the card); or the Social Security Administration (SSA) statement provided when application is made for a replacement card (as long as it has the SSN identified, the applicant’s name appears on the statement, and the statement is initialed or signed by a SSA representative).

An exception can be made for persons who do not have Social Security numbers due to their religious practices (e.g., Amish). Such persons are not required to register with the FCSR. However, the Division’s waiver of the FCSR requirement should be documented in their vendor record/licensing file and home assessment.

Prospective and present resource and respite providers (and all their adult household members) must check the foster parent box in Section A to avoid having to pay the registration fee.

The resource development worker may telephone the FCSR at 1-866-422-6872 to make a background screening request. An oral report will be given at the time of the call and will be followed with a written report to both the requestor and the registrant within 48 hours.

Registration with the FCSR is only required once.

When completing a background screening for re-licensure, the resource licensing worker can do one of the following:

  1. Call the FCSR at 1-866-422-6872
  2. Access the FCSR on-line with an assigned ID and password (preferred), or

The resource licensing worker obtains on-line access to the FCSR by doing the following:

  1. Going to the FCSR home page,;
  2. Clicking on the Forms link;
  3. Clicking on the “How to Become a FCSR Internet User” link;
  4. Clicking on the “Online Background Screening Access/Security Request” within the “How to Become a FSCR Internet User” document;
  5. Returning the completed document by:
    1. fax to 573-522-6981,
    2. by mail to:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Family Care Safety Registry
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102, or

c. by email to                

Upon receiving the Online Background Screening Access/Security Request, the FCSR will assign a USER ID number to the resource licensing worker to be used exclusively for access to the FCSR. The USER ID and instructions on how to obtain a password and how to run a background screening will be emailed to the worker. This USER ID and password are separate from the ID and passwords used by the worker for logging into the state computer system and FACES.

Chapter Memoranda History (prior to 01/31/07):

CD04-05, CD04-63, CD04-79,

Memoranda History (After 01/31/07):

CD08-56, CD10-116, CD11-107, CD12-46, CD14-64, CD18-27