28 Jun If your agency currently submits SCR clearance requests to OCFS in paper format (LDSS form), you must now file such requests to OCFS. STAPLE TO LDSS (IF NEEDED). STATE CENTRAL REGISTER DATABASE CHECK FORM ADDITIONAL PAGE. (Use only if the space on the LDSS 4 Aug Subject: Changes in the LDSS Form for the Statewide Central Register Central Register Database Check Form (LDSS) for each.

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Please contact the appropriate regional office for the county in which your day care program is located. The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you of online enhancements the Office of Children and Family Services OCFS has made to its database check system of the Statewide Central Register SCR for purpose of employment, certification, or licensure in the child care field. OCFS must clear applicants to receive, board, or keep children in foster homes or family homes certified or approved by OCFS, and persons age 18 or older who reside in such homes.

Individuals proposing to operate day care centers and school-age child care programs may not submit clearance requests concerning themselves directly to the SCR. If you do not know the name of your licensing representative or do not know how to contact your licensing representative, please see the attached list that shows contact information for the OCFS day care regional offices.

Child care resource and referral programs may conduct database checks on persons to be included in a list ldsz-3370 substitute child day care caregivers where the child ldsa-3370 resource and referral program maintains such a list. Authorized Agencies must clear prospective foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, and persons age 18 or older who reside in the homes of those applying to be foster parents or adoptive parents.


Adoption Agencies from states other than New York may clear prospective adoptive parents where such agencies will place into New York for adoption a foreign born eligible orphan child with non-quota immigrant status under applicable federal law.

OCFS has developed a desk guide, instructions, and registration packet available at: The entities listed below must submit database checks on prospective odss-3370 of and providers of goods and services to residential facilities operated by the program where such employees and providers have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children cared for by the center or program. All New York State NYS approved preschool special education and school-age residential providers, including approved programs and municipalities that contract with related service providers, must comply with section a of the Social Services Law.

If you have questions about your CCFS number, please contact your day care licensing representative.

The name, address and telephone number of your organization and a contact person within your organization; A statement of which of the categories listed your organization falls under; The name and telephone number of a contact person in your licensing agency who can verify the status of your organization; and A copy of your license, certification or other official documentation of approval by the relevant State or local agency.

All other concerns are on the 24th floor. OCFS must clear applicants to be providers of family or group family day care, assistants to such providers, and persons age 18 or older who reside in homes where family or group family day care will be provided.

lcss-3370 Serving the New York Ldss-370 Boroughs: Cort Jackie Bumbalo Patricia J. If you operate any of the program types listed in the attachment, other than a day care program and do not have a RID, please send an electronic e-mail request to OCFS at ocfs.

Individuals proposing to operate day care centers and school-age child care programs will submit clearance requests concerning their staff directly to the SCR; see below. Family and group family day care homes have no authority to conduct their own database checks and should not submit database check forms directly to the SCR.


OCFS has developed the online clearance system to improve the timeliness and accuracy of searches of the SCR database. OCFS must clear applicants to operate day care centers and school-age child care programs where such centers and programs will be operated by individuals. If your organization does not fit in any of the categories described in the attachment, but you believe you are legally authorized to access the database check process, please ldss3370 OCFS at ocfs.

To receive a registration packet or obtain further information, you may call the SCR at OCFS is now ready to implement the online clearance system with other State agencies and, over the next several weeks, no longer plans to routinely use the paper process. lsss-3370

We appreciate your cooperation in using the new online clearance system to ldss-3730 the health and safety of the students you serve. OCFS piloted the new online system in multiple child care settings and it is currently in full operation in a large sector of the day care community, as well as numerous child welfare agencies and local social service districts under the auspices of OCFS.

The responsibilities under section a of the Social Services Law are not new and have not changed. Those approved preschool special education programs and municipalities which currently have Resource Identification Numbers RIDs and Access Codes may continue to use them.