4101:16-1-14 Criminal background check.

(A) An applicant for a license who has been referred to the administrative section pursuant to rule 4101:16-1-12 or 4101:16-3-05 of the Administrative Code shall submit a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for a criminal records check of the applicant. The request shall be accompanied by a completed form prescribed under division (C)(1) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code, a set of fingerprint impressions obtained as described in division (C)(2) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code, and the fee prescribed under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The applicant shall request the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information pertaining to the applicant. An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the Ohio construction industry licensing board's name and address. Upon completion of the criminal records check, the bureau shall send the results of the check to the board.

(B) A previous criminal records check requested by an applicant for a license is valid for one year from the date the last criminal records check was completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation. A new request must be made pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule if the previous criminal records check is no longer valid.

(C) Pursuant to section 4776.04 of the Revised Code, the results of any criminal records check conducted pursuant to a request made under this rule, and any report containing those results, are not public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code and shall not be made available to any person or for any purpose other than the following:

(1) The results may be made available to the Ohio construction industry licensing board for use in determining, in its discretion, whether the individual who is the subject of the check should be issued a license pursuant to section 4740.06 of the Revised Code, or;

(2) The results may be made available to the applicant or the applicant's representative.

Effective: 01/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 119.03 , 4740.04 , 4740.061
Rule Amplifies: 109.572 , 4740.061 , 4776.01 , 4776.02 , 4776.03 , 4776.04