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Fingerprint checks coming soon at GA childcare facilities

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A new Georgia state law requiring all employees of Georgia's 6,000 childcare facilities to undergo national fingerprint-based background checks takes place on Jan. 1.

The new law requires all new employees hired on or after Jan. 1 to have national background checks based on fingerprints - not just a name search of Georgia records. Existing employees have until 2017 to meet the requirements.

State officials expect 20,000 of the 60,000 child care employees to get background checks during the first year.

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