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28 Pa. Code § 1191.27. Criminal background checks.

§ 1191.27. Criminal background checks.

 (a)  An individual applying for an identification card to serve as a caregiver shall submit fingerprints to the Pennsylvania State Police, or an authorized agent, for the purpose of obtaining a criminal history record check. The Pennsylvania State Police, or an authorized agent, will submit the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of the caregiver and obtaining a current record of any criminal arrests and convictions.

 (b)  The Department may only review the criminal history record information received under subsection (a) to determine the caregiver’s character, fitness and suitability to serve as a caregiver under the act and this part.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1191.22 (relating to patient and caregiver registry); and 28 Pa. Code §  1191.25 (relating to application for, and issuance or denial of, identification cards).

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