Georgia Criminal Background Check System (GCHEXS)


On February 1, 2016, the Department of Community Health (DCH) will unveil a new computer system - the Georgia Criminal History Check System (GCHEXS).

GCHEXS will allow certain facilities licensed by the Health Care Facility Regulation Division (HFRD) more flexibility in conducting criminal background checks of prospective and current employees. GCHEXS will enable users to:

  • Easily check various registries, including the Certified Nurse Aide, Sex Offender and federal OIG Exclusions List;
  • Determine the status of an applicant's background check; and
  • Print the criminal background check fitness determination letter directly from the GCHEXS system.

GCHEXS will streamline applicant onboarding, background check processing, tracking and the notification process from beginning to end, increasing the efficiency with which providers and state staff can process and securely obtain Background Checks. 

Training Tutorials
Mandatory Long Term Care Background Check Program
Narcotic Treatment Program
Electronic Fingerprinting Information
Voluntary Background Check Program
Useful Links
Contact Information

Denise Matthews

Background Investigations Unit

404-463-0115 (O)

770-357-9348 (F)


Sakinah Johnson, Quality Assurance Supervisor

404-463-7154 (office)



Christopher Bennett, Quality Assurance Specialist

404-656-0464 (office)