Maine Revised Statutes

§7706. Criminal background checks


Beginning October 1, 2010, a facility or health care provider subject to the licensing or certification processes of chapter 1663, a nursery school subject to chapter 1675 or a hospice provider subject to chapter 1681, prior to hiring 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 entity seeking to employ the individual shall pay for the criminal background check required by this section. [2015, c. 196, §13 (AMD); 2015, c. 299, §21 (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. [RR 2009, c. 2, §61 (RAL).]

RR 2009, c. 2, §61 (RAL). 2015, c. 196, §13 (AMD). 2015, c. 299, §21 (AMD).