Criminal Record Search

Sanctions Searches

Why add a Sanctions Search as part of your Background Check

Our Sanctions Search accesses over 3000 government registries held by international government and regulatory enforcement resources to help identify restricted, sanctioned, and prohibited individuals as it relates to political exposure, criminal activity, terrorism, financial sanctions, and debarments. 

Sanction Searches

 GSA /SAM Excluded Parties Report
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires the GSA to compile and maintain a list of parties that are debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, and declared ineligible from procurement and non-procurement federal programs. 

This search is ideal for: 


 Doctors and Nurses
 Other trained Medical Staff
 Government Contractors
 Students in clinical placement programs


Domestic Watch List Search
Help identify individuals that have been barred from doing business in or entering the United States, according to the Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC). This search may identify Foreign terrorist organizations, Global terrorists on the terrorist watch list, International narcotics traffickers, and individuals and organizations that have been placed on a watch status by the U.S. and international government agencies.  
 National Practitioner Data Bank Search
The National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB), was established by the government to ensure that high-quality care standards are upheld, minimizing medical malpractice, unprofessional behavior, and patient abuse nationwide. NPDB regulations require this search is performed for newly hired physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners, with an update, required every two years. And in some organizations, the search must be repeated every two years for all staff.
The information in the NPDS Search includes adverse licensure actions, clinical privileges actions, and professional society membership actions taken against physicians and other healthcare practitioners. 
 OIG / List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)                                          Sanctions Report
The US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) bars medical employers from hiring anyone who has been sanctioned or excluded from participating in federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Protect your healthcare organization, patients, and staff with this critical search. Many healthcare organizations choose to retrieve updated OIG reports annually or even twice a year, to ensure compliance and protect funds.

Individuals may appear on the OIG Exclusion list for the following reasons:

 Patient abuse or neglect
 Felony convictions for healthcare-related fraud, theft, and other financial misconduct
 Felony convictions relating to the unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of controlled substances
 A conviction of Medicare or Medicaid fraud
 Default on health education assistance loans
 Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) Check
Adults receiving support, care, treatment, and services from individuals employed by specified agencies are susceptible to mistreatment, manipulation, and cruelty. The CAPS check was introduced to increase safeguards for these at-risk adults and is a required check for agencies licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Colorado Employers are required to request a search of Colorado’s Adult Protective Services (APS) data system (CAPS) before hiring employees with direct access to vulnerable adults. The CAPS check uncovers whether the applicant has been convicted of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult in an APS case.   
Employers required to request CAPS Check include (but are not limited to): 
Health Facility, Adult Day Care Facility, Community Integrated Health Care Service Agency, Community Centered Board, Single Entry Point Agency, Area Agency on Aging, Mental Illness Facility, Disabilities Facility, and Veterans Community Living Centers.  
Simply provide us your CAPS Check ID #, and ECS will sign up as your third-party provider, running this check on your behalf. 
  Fraud and Abuse Control Information System                                            (FACIS) Search


A FACIS (Fraud and Abuse Control Information System) search identifies any wrong actions of individuals and entities in the healthcare field. This search includes information on disciplinary actions ranging from exclusions and debarment to letters of reprimand and probation.

 Level 1 Search
In addition to an OIG database search, a Level 1 search uncovers infractions, including license suspensions, recorded in dozens of other federal databases, such as those maintained by the Veteran’s Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and Department of Homeland Security.

 Level 2 Search
Level 2 search expands on a Level 1 check by searching databases maintained by 38 states, listing individuals that have been excluded from Medicaid coverage and their grounds for doing so. A Level 2 search also includes states’ lists of individuals who are ineligible for Medicare coverage because they voluntarily opted out of the program.

 Level 3 Search
Level 3 search encompasses everything included in a Level 2 search, but also searches the medical-board records in states that permit it, uncovering any disciplinary actions against a candidate, and also searches additional state-level abuse databases.
Average Turn-Around Time:

 Instant – 1 Business Day