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Maintain compliance with regulatory agencies and protect your organization from the threat of bad hires.

Regulatory compliance is a common concern in many industries. AccuSource provides database searches to ensure organizations are consistently compliant with all mandatory monitoring requirements. Database options include Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), National Practitioners Database (NPDB), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), state-specific child and patient abuse registries, and more.

Why you need watchlist and database searches:


  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Protect your organization and customers from fraud
  • Increase workplace productivity and efficiency
  • Determine employment eligibility

This service is ideal for:

  • Security officers
  • Public sector employees
  • People who will handle sensitive materials or information
  • Technology and information management positions
  • Airport security and staff
  • Multi-national companies

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Multi-State/National Criminal Database Search

The Multi-State/National Criminal Database is a proprietary database comprised of criminal information and state department of corrections records within a database file of over 500 million records. This search reveals felony (i.e. murder, rape lewd acts/sexual abuse against a child, robbery etc.) and related misdemeanor convictions (i.e. spousal abuse, DUI, shoplifting, petty theft, possession of a controlled substance etc.). Completed reports may include: case numbers, offense and disposition dates, charge, and type of charge, disposition, and sentence.

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Nationwide Sex Offender Database

Individuals convicted of sexually-based criminal offenses are often required to register as a sex offender in the state where the case was tried and in any other state of residency for the offender thereafter. The Sex Offender Registry Search reveals records of the required registration(s). AccuSource offers two product options; search of the National Sex Offender Registry Database and direct search of an individual State Sex Offender Registry. Record availability varies by state and may include: type and level of offense(s), known aliases, date of birth, known addresses, and violations of registration requirements.

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Global Homeland Security Search

The Global Homeland Security search is an investigation of a proprietary database comprised of data
continuously collected from over 125 state government agencies, U.S. federal agencies, and international governmental agencies pertaining to individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations, and criminal activity (fugitives from justice). In addition, the database includes healthcare sanctions exclusions lists, abuse registries, and more. Information accessed may include data relating to citizenship, memberships and personal or professional affiliations.

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) search

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) is a branch of the US Department of Treasury and publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. OFAC also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. U.S. companies and persons are generally prohibited from engaging with listed individuals. AccuSource provides information on “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs” when located through OFAC.

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Healthcare Exclusions Search

AccuSource offers a wide array of healthcare exclusions searches to meet the specific needs of each client. Federal options include OIG – Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) for individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all other Federal health care programs; SAM -System for Award Management; and GSA – General Services Administration. Additionally, AccuSource offers searches of state-specific exclusions and debarment databases to meet individual client compliance needs.


Ongoing Compliance Monitoring

To ensure compliance with required standards to prevent persons and entities excluded from Federally funded health care programs in accordance with sections §1128 and §1156 of the Social Security Act, AccuSource offers clients Compliance Monitoring. Hiring or continuing to employ a worker on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) may subject the employer to civil monetary penalties. Ensuring compliance is easy as organizations simply upload their list of employees for monitoring and AccuSource’s automated system does the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do a Federal Criminal History Search and a National Criminal Database Search differ?

The Federal Criminal Search uncovers case information from one of the 94 Federal District Courts. Searching on the federal level can reveal high-level crimes such as white-collar crimes, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and more.

The National Criminal Database is a database search that draws from over 550 million records from thousands of jurisdictions, including databases with terrorist and sex offender information. Its purpose is to help identify jurisdictions on a broader scale where a person may have a criminal record. This popular search serves as a valuable supplemental search with every background report.

What is the difference between the sex offender registry search and a criminal history check?

The difference between a sex offender registry and a criminal history records check is significant. A sex offender registry monitors and tracks sex offenders after their release into the community. A criminal history records check typically reveals whether or not a person has any arrests, convictions, outstanding warrants, and prison terms. However, a person may be ordered to register as a sex offender in cases that would not be included on a criminal history records check (e.g. as a condition for release into the community or as a part of a plea agreement).

How long does a Global Homeland Security Search take?

AccuSource is proud to be an industry leader in turnaround times, with most reports being completed in under 48 hours.

What does it mean to be FCRA-compliant?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is United States federal legislation that promotes accuracy, fairness and privacy for data used by consumer reporting agencies. Consumer reporting agencies include credit bureaus and financial agencies that collect, store, use and disseminate consumer information for use in background checks.

Until the 1970s when FCRA was enacted, consumer reporting agencies had the power to decide what information they gathered would be shared with the consumer. Consumer rights under the FCRA stipulate that:

  • The consumer must be told if information in his file has been used against him. Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny a consumer’s application for credit, insurance, or employment must tell the consumer and must give him the name, address, and phone number of the agency that provided the information.
  • The consumer has the right to know what is in his file. The consumer may request and obtain all the information about him in the files of a consumer reporting agency after providing proper identification. Consumers are entitled to one free disclosure every 12 months upon request from each nationwide credit bureau and from nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies.
  • The consumer has the right to ask for a credit score. Credit scores are numerical summaries of credit-worthiness based on information from credit bureaus.
  • The consumer has the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information.
  • If a consumer reporting agency violates the FCRA, the consumer has the right to take legal action and seek financial remuneration for damages per-violation.

The FCRA limits access to a consumer’s file by stipulating that a consumer reporting agency may provide information only to people with a valid need, which is defined in the legislation. It’s up to each state to enforce the FCRA and in some cases, the consumer may have more rights under state law.

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