Office of Legal Affairs


Caregiver Background Checks

The Wisconsin Caregiver Law requires background and criminal history checks of certain personnel who are responsible for the care, safety and security of children and adults. At UWM, the Caregiver Law has primary applicability to UWM faculty, staff, and students who are teaching, working or learning at schools, daycare centers, hospitals, clinics, and residential care facilities, and other health or care providers. Please see the below links for more information.

General Information on Student Caregiver Background Checks at UWM

UWM Procedures for Compliance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Caregiver Program

Wisconsin Caregiver Program Manual