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Background Checks Persons Who Work With Children

Concerning matters related to background checks for persons who have contact with children.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

Current law specifies what entities and agencies have access to child abuse or neglect records and reports. The bill adds to that list the department of human services, when requested in writing by an individual to check records or reports of child abuse or neglect for the purpose of screening that individual when such individual's responsibilities include care of children, treatment of children, supervision of children, or unsupervised contact with children.

The bill requires a fingerprint-based criminal history record check for the following:

  • Child care center employees under 18 years of age;
  • Out-of-state employees working at a child care center in a temporary capacity; and
  • All owners, employees, volunteers, and adults residing in a family child care home.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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