4723.091 Request for criminal records check.

(A) An individual who applies for licensure under section 4723.09 of the Revised Code; issuance of a certificate under section 4723.651 , 4723.75 , 4723.76 , or 4723.85 of the Revised Code; reactivation of a license, under division (D) of section 4723.24 of the Revised Code, that has been inactive for at least five years; or reinstatement of a license, under division (D) of section 4723.24 of the Revised Code, that has been expired for at least five years shall submit a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for a criminal records check of the applicant. The request shall be made in accordance with section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(B) An applicant requesting a criminal records check under division (A) of this section shall also ask the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to request that the federal bureau of investigation send to the superintendent any information the federal bureau of investigation has with respect to the applicant.

(C) On receipt of all items required for the commencement of a criminal records check pursuant to division (A) of this section, the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check of the applicant. On the completion of the criminal records check, the bureau shall send the results to the board of nursing.

(D) The results of a criminal records check conducted pursuant to a request made under division (A) of this section, 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 any person for use in determining under section 4723.09 , 4723.651 , 4723.75 , 4723.76 , or 4723.85 of the Revised Code whether the individual who is the subject of the check should be granted a license or certificate under this chapter or whether any temporary permit granted to the individual under either of the following has terminated automatically:

(a) Section 4723.09 of the Revised Code;

(b) Section 4723.76 of the Revised Code as that section existed at any time before the effective date of this section.

(2) The results may be made available to any person for use in determining under division (D) of section 4723.24 of the Revised Code whether the individual who is the subject of the check should have the individual's license or certificate reactivated or reinstated.

(3) The results may be made available to any person for use in determining under section 4723.28 of the Revised Code whether the individual who is the subject of the check should be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with that section.

(4) The results may be made available to the individual who is the subject of the check or that individual's representative.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.