Human Services

CHAPTER 40-13.2
Certification of Child Care and Youth Serving Agency Workers

SECTION 40-13.2-4

§ 40-13.2-4. Criminal records check – Operators of child care facilities which must be licensed or registered with the department.

Any person seeking to operate a facility, that is, or is required to be, licensed or registered with the department, shall apply to the Rhode Island bureau of criminal identification, or the department of children, youth and families, for a nationwide, criminal-records check. The check will conform to the applicable federal standards, including the taking of fingerprints to identify the applicant, and any expense associated with providing the criminal-records check shall be paid by the applicant and/or requesting agency. The director will determine by rule those items of information appearing on a criminal-records check, which constitute disqualifying information because that information would indicate that the employment could endanger the health or welfare of a child or children. Upon the discovery of any disqualifying information with respect to a proposed operator, the Rhode Island bureau of criminal identification will inform the director, in writing, of the nature of the disqualifying information.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 334, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 247, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 217, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 228, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 322, § 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 220, § 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 240, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 147, § 3; P.L. 2016, ch. 154, § 3.)