Maine Revised Statutes

§2137. Criminal background checks

Beginning October 1, 2010, a temporary nurse agency, prior to hiring, employing or placing an individual who will work in direct contact with a consumer or who has direct access to a consumer's property, personally identifiable information, financial information or resources, shall obtain a comprehensive background check in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The comprehensive background check must include, at a minimum, criminal history record information from the Department of Public Safety, State Bureau of Identification. The temporary nurse agency shall pay for the criminal background check required by this section. [2015, c. 196, §10 (AMD); 2015, c. 299, §18 (AMD).]

The department may adopt rules necessary to implement this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. [2009, c. 621, §5 (NEW).]

2009, c. 621, §5 (NEW). 2015, c. 196, §10 (AMD). 2015, c. 299, §18 (AMD).