Written Authorization to Request a CAPS Check
Pursuant to §26-3.1-111, C.R.S., certain employers named in the statute are required to request a check of the Colorado Adult Protective Services (APS) data system (CAPS) prior to hiring a new employee who will be providing direct care to at-risk adults. These employers are also authorized by statute, though not required, to request a CAPS check for current employees. The CAPS check will alert the employer as to whether or not a prospective or current employee has been substantiated as a perpetrator of physical abuse, sexual abuse,
caretaker neglect, and/or exploitation of an at-risk adult. More information on the CAPS check requirement can be found in Title 26, Article 3.1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S and 12 CCR 2518-01 of the Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR Written authorization from the applicant/employee using this form is required per APS regulations (12 CCR 2518-1 Please complete this entire form. It is recommended that you and the employer keep a copy of this form for your records.