§ 40-13.2-2. Qualification for childcare employment.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any person seeking to operate or seeking employment in any facility which is, or is required to be, licensed or registered with the department of children, youth and families, the department of human services, or seeking employment at the training school for youth if that employment involves supervisory or disciplinary power over a child or children or involves routine contact with a child or children without the presence of other employees, shall undergo an employment background check, a CANTS (child abuse and neglect tracking system) check of substantiated complaints, and criminal records check as provided for in this chapter. The director of the department of children, youth and families and the director of the department of human services may by rule identify those positions requiring background checks, CANTS checks, and criminal records checks.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 334, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 411, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 88, art. 3, § 8.)