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55 Pa. Code § 3490.125. Voluntary certification of child caretakers.

§ 3490.125. Voluntary certification of child caretakers.

 (a)  A child caretaker may request certification from the Department that the requirements of section 6344 of the CPSL (relating to information relating to prospective child-care personnel) have been met.

 (b)  A child caretaker requesting voluntary certification who is a resident of this Commonwealth shall obtain a report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and submit it to the Department with the request for verification on forms provided by the Department.

 (c)  A child caretaker requesting voluntary certification who is not a resident of this Commonwealth shall secure a report of criminal history from the Federal Bureau of Investigation under procedures established by the Department on properly prepared forms provided by ChildLine.

 (d)  The Department will reply to requests for voluntary certification by providing the following:

   (1)  A copy of the report of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania State Police.

   (2)  A report of child abuse and student abuse history record information under §  3490.124 (relating to Departmental procedures for replying to a request for verification).

 (e)  A request for voluntary certification from the Department may be made no more frequently than every 2 years.

 (f)  The Department will process requests for voluntary certification it receives on the forms developed by the Department. The request shall include a check or money order payable to the Department of Human Services in the amount charged by the Department. Others will be returned with instructions for resubmitting the request.


   The provisions of this §  3490.125 adopted December 27, 1985, effective January 1, 1986, 15 Pa.B. 4629; amended April 27, 1990, effective April 28, 1990 and apply retroactively to January 5, 1988, 20 Pa.B. 2286; amended July 2, 1999, effective July 3, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3513. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (211750) to (211751).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3490.121 (relating to definitions).

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