The Health Care Authority’s mission is: We ensure that New Mexicans attain their highest level of health by providing whole-person, cost-effective, accessible, and high-quality health care and safety-net services.

Caregivers Criminal History Screening Program

Special Announcement regarding the new Applicant User Application:

The Caregiver Criminal History Screening Program is proud to announce: The Applicant User Application. The Applicant Initiated site empowers the applicant to enter/maintain their personal information and begin their application. This streamlines the process reducing missing and inaccurate information as well as repeated communications between the applicant and providers, sometimes including communicating PII in non-secure formats. Additionally, this site offers applicants access to document management with the functionality to upload documents related to their applications along with the capability to view/download documents provided by the state eliminating the need to send letters by certified mail.


  • NMAC 7.1.9 – Caregivers Criminal History Screening Requirements
  • NMAC 7.1.12 – Employee Abuse Registry