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House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Child care provider employees. Requires the department of child services (department) to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the department in connection with an individual's employment with the department to a child caring institution, group home, or child placing agency (child care provider) with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment. Provides that an individual may be employed by a child care provider before the state mandated criminal history check of the individual is completed if the following conditions are satisfied: (1) The individual's: (A) fingerprint based check of national crime information data bases; (B) Child care provider employees. Requires the department of child services (department) to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the department in connection with an individual's employment with the department to a child caring institution, group home, or child placing agency (child care provider) with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment. Provides that an individual may be employed by a child care provider before the state mandated criminal history check of the individual is completed if the following conditions are satisfied: (1) The individual's: (A) fingerprint based check of national crime information data bases; (B) national sex offender registry check; (C) in-state local criminal records check; and (D) in-state child protection index check; have been completed. (2) If the individual has resided outside Indiana at any time during the five years preceding the individual's date of hire, the individual's: (A) out-of-state child abuse registry check; and (B) out-of-state local criminal records check; have been requested. (3) The individual's employment before the completion of the state mandated criminal history check is limited to training during which the individual: (A) does not have contact with children who are under the care and control of the child care provider; and (B) does not have access to records containing information regarding children who are under the care and control of the child care provider. (4) The individual completes an attestation, under penalty of perjury, disclosing: (A) any abuse or neglect complaints made against the individual with the child welfare agency of a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation; and (B) any contact the individual had with a law enforcement agency in connection with the individual's suspected or alleged commission of a crime in a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation. Provides that if: (1) an individual who applies for employment with a child care provider was previously employed by the child care provider; and (2) the child care provider still possesses the results of any criminal history check of the individual conducted in connection with the individual's previous employment with the child care provider; the criminal history check of the individual may be limited to a check of the state records of each state in which the individual resided after the date on which the individual's previous employment with the child care provider ended. Allows a child care provider to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the child care provider in connection with an individual's employment with the child care provider to another child care provider with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment. ... View more