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55 Pa. Code § 52.20. Provisional hiring.

§ 52.20. Provisional hiring.

 (a)  A provider may hire a person for employment on a provisional basis, pending receipt of a criminal history check, provided that the following are met:

   (1)  The provider is in the process of obtaining a criminal history check as required under §  52.19 (relating to criminal history checks).

   (2)  A provider may not hire a person provisionally if the provider has knowledge that the person would be disqualified for employment under 18 Pa.C.S. §  4911 (relating to tampering with public records or information).

   (3)  A provisionally-hired employee shall swear or affirm in writing that he is not disqualified from employment under this chapter.

   (4)  A provider shall monitor the provisionally-hired person awaiting a criminal history check through random, direct observation and participant feedback. The results of monitoring must be documented in the person’s employment file.

   (5)  The period of provisional hire may not exceed 30 days for a person who has been a resident of this Commonwealth for at least 2 years.

   (6)  The period of provisional hire may not exceed 90 days for a person who has been a resident of this Commonwealth for less than 2 years.

 (b)  If the information obtained from the criminal history check reveals that the person is disqualified from employment under §  52.19, the provider shall terminate the provisionally-hired person immediately.

 (c)  When subsection (a) conflicts with Chapters 2380 and 2390 (relating to adult training facilities; and vocational facilities), 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11 (relating to older adult daily living centers) or 28 Pa. Code Chapters 601 and 611 (relating to home health care agencies; and home care agencies and home care registries), subsection (a) is not applicable.


   The provisions of this §  52.20 corrected February 8, 2013, effective May 19, 2012, 43 Pa.B. 833. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (361347) to (361348).

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