TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-25.1
Employee Criminal Records Check

SECTION 40.1-25.1-1


§ 40.1-25.1-1 Purpose.

In order to provide protection for persons residing in or receiving services from facilities, programs or agencies licensed, funded and/or operated by the department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals, all persons eighteen (18) years or older seeking employment in any facility or program licensed, funded and/or operated by the department shall be required to undergo a national criminal background check for the purpose of determining whether the prospective employee has been convicted of a crime that bears upon his or her fitness to have the responsibility for the safety and well-being of persons residing in or receiving services from facilities, programs or agencies licensed, funded and/or operated by the department.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 410, § 1.)