5104.013 Criminal records check of owner or administrator.

(A)

(1) At the times specified in division (A)(3) of this section, the director of job and family services, as part of the process of licensure of child day-care centers, type A family day-care homes, and type B family day-care homes shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to conduct a criminal records check with respect to the following persons:

(a) Any owner, licensee, or administrator of a center;

(b) Any owner, licensee, or administrator of a type A home or type B home and any person eighteen years of age or older who resides in a type A home

or type B home.

(2) At the time specified in division (A)(3) of this section, the director of a county department of job and family services, as part of the process of certification of in-home aides, shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to conduct a criminal records check with respect to any in-home aide.

(3) The director of job and family services shall request a criminal records check pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section at the time of the initial application for licensure and every five years thereafter. The director of a county department of job and family services shall request a criminal records check pursuant to division (A)(2) of this section at the time of the initial application for certification and every five years thereafter. When the director of job and family services or the director of a county department of job and family services requests pursuant to division (A)(1) or (2) of this section a criminal records check for a person at the time of the person's initial application for licensure or certification, the director shall request that the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation obtain information from the federal bureau of investigation as a part of the criminal records check for the person, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases as described in 42 U.S.C. 671 for the person subject to the criminal records check. In all other cases in which the director of job and family services or the director of a county department of job and family services requests a criminal records check for an applicant pursuant to division (A)(1) or (2) of this section, the director may request that the superintendent include information from the federal bureau of investigation in the criminal records check, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases as described in 42 U.S.C. 671.

(4) The director of job and family services shall review the results of a criminal records check subsequent to a request made pursuant to divisions (A)(1) and (3) of this section prior to approval of a license. The director of a county department of job and family services shall review the results of a criminal records check subsequent to a request made pursuant to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of this section prior to approval of certification.

(B) The director of job and family services or the director of a county department of job and family services shall provide to each person for whom a criminal records check is required under this section a copy of the form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code and a standard impression sheet to obtain fingerprint impressions prescribed pursuant to division (C)(2) of that section, obtain the completed form and impression sheet from that person, and forward the completed form and impression sheet to the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(C) A person who receives pursuant to division (B) of this section a copy of the form and standard impression sheet described in that division and who is requested to complete the form and provide a set of fingerprint impressions shall complete the form or provide all the information necessary to complete the form and shall provide the impression sheet with the impressions of the person's fingerprints. If the person, upon request, fails to provide the information necessary to complete the form or fails to provide impressions of the person's fingerprints, the director may consider the failure as a reason to deny licensure or certification.

(D) Except as provided in rules adopted under division (N) of this section :

(1) The director of job and family services shall not grant a license to a center, type A home, or type B home and a county director of job and family services shall not certify an in-home aide if a person for whom a criminal records check was required in connection with the center or home previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the violations described in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(2) The director of job and family services shall not grant a license to a type A home or type B home if a resident of the type A home or type B home is under eighteen years of age and has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing a violation of any section listed in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(E) Each center, type A home, and type B home shall pay to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation the fee prescribed pursuant to division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code for each criminal records check conducted in accordance with that section upon a request made pursuant to division (A) of this section.

(F)

(1) At the times specified in division (F)(2) of this section, the administrator of a center, type A home or licensed type B home shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to conduct a criminal records check with respect to any applicant who has applied to the center, type A home, or licensed type B home for employment.

(2) The administrator shall request a criminal records check pursuant to division (F)(1) of this section at the time of the applicant's initial application for employment and every five years thereafter. When the administrator requests pursuant to division (F)(1) of this section a criminal records check for an applicant at the time of the applicant's initial application for employment, the administrator shall request that the superintendent obtain information from the federal bureau of investigation as a part of the criminal records check for the applicant, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases as described in 42 U.S.C. 671, for the person subject to the criminal records check. In all other cases in which the administrator requests a criminal records check for an applicant pursuant to division (F)(1) of this section, the administrator may request that the superintendent include information from the federal bureau of investigation in the criminal records check, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases as described in 42 U.S.C. 671.

(G) Any person required by division (F) of this section to request a criminal records check shall inform each person, at the time of the person's initial application for employment, that the person is required to provide a set of impressions of the person's fingerprints and that a criminal records check is required to be conducted and satisfactorily completed in accordance with section 109.572 of the Revised Code if the person comes under final consideration for appointment or employment as a precondition to employment for that position.

(H) A person required by division (F) of this section to request a criminal records check shall provide to each applicant a copy of the form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code, provide to each applicant a standard impression sheet to obtain fingerprint impressions prescribed pursuant to division (C)(2) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code, obtain the completed form and impression sheet from each applicant, and forward the completed form and impression sheet to the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation at the time the person requests a criminal records check pursuant to division (F) of this section.

(I) An applicant who receives pursuant to division (H) of this section a copy of the form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code and a copy of an impression sheet prescribed pursuant to division (C)(2) of that section and who is requested to complete the form and provide a set of fingerprint impressions shall complete the form or provide all the information necessary to complete the form and shall provide the impression sheet with the impressions of the applicant's fingerprints. If an applicant, upon request, fails to provide the information necessary to complete the form or fails to provide impressions of the applicant's fingerprints, the center or type A home shall not employ that applicant for any position for which a criminal records check is required by division (F) of this section.

(J)

(1) Except as provided in rules adopted under division (N) of this section, no center, type A home, or licensed type B home shall employ or contract with another entity for the services of a person if the person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the violations described in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(2) A center, type A home, or licensed type B home may employ an applicant conditionally until the criminal records check required by this section is completed and the center or home receives the results of the criminal records check. If the results of the criminal records check indicate that, pursuant to division (J)(1) of this section, the applicant does not qualify for employment, the center, type A home, or licensed type B home shall release the applicant from employment.

(3) The administrator of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home shall review the results of the criminal records check before an applicant has sole responsibility for the care, custody, or control of any child.

(K)

(1) Each center, type A home, and licensed type B home shall pay to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation the fee prescribed pursuant to division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code for each criminal records check conducted in accordance with that section upon the request pursuant to division (F) of this section of the administrator of the center, type A home, or licensed type B home.

(2) A center, type A home, or licensed type B home may charge an applicant a fee for the costs it incurs in obtaining a criminal records check under this section. A fee charged under this division shall not exceed the amount of fees the center, type A home, or licensed type B home pays under division (K)(1) of this section. If a fee is charged under this division, the center, type A home, or licensed type B home shall notify the applicant at the time of the applicant's initial application for employment of the amount of the fee and that, unless the fee is paid, the center, type A home, or licensed type B home will not consider the applicant for employment.

(L) The report of any criminal records check conducted by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 109.572 of the Revised Code and pursuant to a request made under division (A) or (F) of this section is not a public record for the purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code and shall not be made available to any person other than the person who is the subject of the criminal records check or the person's representative, the director of job and family services, the director of a county department of job and family services, the center, type A home, or type B home involved, and any court, hearing officer, or other necessary individual involved in a case dealing with a denial of licensure or certification related to the criminal records check.

(M)

(1) Each of the following persons shall sign a statement on forms prescribed by the director of job and family services attesting to the fact that the person has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense set forth in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code and that no child has been removed from the person's home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code:

(a) An employee of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home;

(b) A person eighteen years of age or older who resides in a type A home or licensed type B home;

(c) An in-home aide;

(d) An owner, licensee, or administrator of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home.

(2) Each licensee of a type A home or type B home shall sign a statement on a form prescribed by the director of job and family services attesting to the fact that no person who resides at the type A home or licensed type B home and is under eighteen years of age has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing a violation of any section listed in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(3) The statements required under divisions (M)(1) and (2) of this section shall be kept on file as follows:

(a) With respect to an owner, licensee, administrator, or employee of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home, or a person eighteen years of age or older residing in a type A home or licensed type B home, at the center, type A home, or licensed type B home;

(b) With respect to in-home aides, at the county department of job and family services.

(4) No owner, administrator, licensee, or employee of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home, and no person eighteen years of age or older residing in a type A home or licensed type B home, shall withhold information from, or falsify information on, any statement required pursuant to division (M)(1) or (2) of this section.

(N) The director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this section, including rules specifying exceptions to the prohibitions in divisions (D) and (J) of this section for persons who have been convicted of an offense listed in division (A)(5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code but who meet standards in regard to rehabilitation set by the director.

(O) As used in this section :

(1) "Applicant" means a person who is under final consideration for appointment to or employment in a position with a center, a type A home, or licensed type B home or any person who would serve in any position with a center, type A home, or licensed type B home pursuant to a contract with another entity.

(2) "Criminal records check" has the same meaning as in section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §110.20, eff. 1/1/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §120.01, eff. 1/1/2014.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 05-18-2005; 2008 SB163 08-14-2008