Livescan

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Purpose & Function

Criminal history record information obtained under this program is mailed directly to you or the agency(s) of your choice. No information regarding your criminal history is given to the private provider. In addition to the fees required by the State of Maryland for criminal history record checks the private provider will collect an additional service fee as determined by the provider.

FBI-Approved Submitters

The FBI has approved 13 "channelers" for departmental order submissions.

Procedure

Add photo of individual being electronically fingerprinting here. Add sample CJIS return letter here.

Maryland Certification Process

Private providers are authorized by COMAR Regulation 12.15.05 to submit fingerprints directly to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record checks.

List of Locations

The following is a list of private providers: http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml

PCN and Tracking Numbers

The purpose of the PCN number is X. The PCN number is entered online when applying for a MD HQL and in the top right of your MSP MHP Application. The purpose of the Tracking Number is Y.

Controversies

Alleged Prohibition Against Sending Results Across State Lines

The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, is alleged as the reason applicants must be fingerprinted within the state to which they are applying.

Alleged Out of State Applicant Inked Alternative

Alleged 72 Hour to 30 Day Validity