TITLE 40
Human Services

CHAPTER 40-13.2
Certification of Childcare and Youth-Serving Workers and Operators

SECTION 40-13.2-4


§ 40-13.2-4. Criminal records check – Operators of childcare facilities that 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 of human services or the department of children, youth and families, shall apply to the Rhode Island bureau of criminal identification, attorney general's office, or the department of children, youth and families or the state or local police department, 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 of the department of human services or the department of children, youth and families will determine by rule those items of information appearing on a criminal records check that 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 of the department of human services or the department of children, youth and families, 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; P.L. 2019, ch. 88, art. 3, § 8.)