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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department Of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
4/14/2021

12VAC35-105-400. Criminal background checks and registry searches.

A. Providers shall comply with the requirements for obtaining criminal history background checks as outlined in §§ 37.2-416, 37.2-506, and 37.2-607 of the Code of Virginia for individuals hired after July 1, 1999.

B. The provider shall develop a written policy for criminal history background checks and registry searches. The policy shall require at a minimum a disclosure statement stating whether the person has ever been convicted of or is the subject of pending charges for any offense and shall address what actions the provider will take should it be discovered that a person has a founded case of abuse or neglect or both, or a conviction or pending criminal charge.

C. The provider shall submit all information required by the department to complete the criminal history background checks and registry searches.

D. The provider shall maintain the following documentation:

1. The disclosure statement from the applicant stating whether he has ever been convicted of or is the subject of pending charges for any offense; and

2. Documentation that the provider submitted all information required by the department to complete the criminal history background checks and registry searches, memoranda from the department transmitting the results to the provider, if applicable, and the results from the Child Protective Registry search.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-302 and 37.2-400 of the Code of Virginia.f the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011; Volume 36, Issue 22, eff. August 1, 2020.

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