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55 Pa. Code § 52.19. Criminal history checks.

§ 52.19. Criminal history checks.

 (a)  The criminal history requirements in this section are in addition to the requirements in Chapter 2380 or 2390 (relating to adult training facilities; and vocational facilities), 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11 (relating to older adult daily living centers) and 28 Pa. Code Chapters 601 and 611 (relating to home health care agencies; and home care agencies and home care registries) for providers licensed under these chapters.

 (b)  Prior to hiring an employee, a provider shall obtain a criminal history check which is in compliance with the following for each employee who may have contact with a participant:

   (1)  A report of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State Police that the Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository does not contain information relating to that person, under 18 Pa.C.S. Chapter 91 (relating to Criminal History Record Information Act), if the employee has been a resident of this Commonwealth for the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application.

   (2)  A report of Federal criminal history record information under the Federal Bureau of Investigation appropriation of Title II of the act of October 25, 1972 (Pub. L. No. 92-544, 86 Stat. 1109) if the employee has not been a resident of this Commonwealth for the 2 years immediately preceding the date of application.

 (c)  Criminal history checks shall be in accordance with the Older Adults Protective Services Act (35 P. S. § §  10225.101—10225.5102) and 6 Pa. Code Chapter 15 (relating to protective services for older adults).

 (d)  The hiring policies shall be in accordance with the Department of Aging’s Older Adults Protective Services Act policy as posted on the Department of Aging’s web site at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=616725&mode=2.

 (e)  A copy of the final report received from the Pennsylvania State Police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as applicable, shall be kept in accordance with §  52.15 (relating to provider records).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  52.20 (relating to provisional hiring).



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