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Rule 173-9-02 | Background checks: paid direct-care positions: applicability.


(A) Applicability: Chapter 173-9 of the Administrative Code (the chapter) applies to every every paid direct-care position unless this rule states otherwise. (ODA defined "direct-care position" in rule 173-9-01 of the Administrative Code.)

(B) Limited applicability: Although the chapter applies to any a person who is an applicant (pre-hire) for a paid direct-care position, a person who is an employee in one of the following paid direct-care positions is not required to undergo subsequent (post-hire) database reviews and criminal records checks:

(1) A direct-care position that only delivers home-delivered meals.

(2) A direct-care position that only has access to one or more consumers' (or individuals') personal records (e.g., a position in an office, kitchen, or central monitoring station).

(3) A direct-care position that only provides a one-time chore service, home maintenance, home modification, home repair, or pest control. If the person provides a subsequent episode of service to the same consumer (or individual) or to another consumer (or individual) who is enrolled in an ODA-administered program, the person shall undergo subsequent (post-hire) database reviews and criminal records checks.

(C) Inapplicability: The chapter does not apply to the following positions:

(1) A volunteer position.

(2) A position that solely involves transporting consumers or individuals while working for a county transit system, regional transit authority, or regional transit commission.

(3) A position that involves providing legal services.

(4) A position in a residential care facility.

(5) A position providing medicare-certified home health services.

(6) A position that only serves individuals who are enrolled in an ODM-administered medicaid waiver program.

(D) No implied factors: Whether a position is supervised or unsupervised, alone or never alone, enters a home or never enters a home, regulated elsewhere or not regulated elsewhere is not a factor that determines if the chapter applies to the position.

(E) Chief administrators: Requirements in the chapter for responsible parties of area agencies on aging, PASSPORT administrative agencies, agency providers, consumers, individuals, and agency sub-contractors to request, review, or retain criminal records are requirements of each responsible party's chief administrator or any person that the chief administrator designates for these tasks.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 173.01, 173.02, 173.38, 173.381, 173.391, 173.392; Sections 305(a)(1)(C) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, 79 Stat. 210, 42 U.S.C. 3001, as amended by the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016; 45 C.F.R. 1321.11 (October, 2016 edition).
Amplifies: 173.38, 173.381; 42 C.F.R. 460.68(a), 460.71(b)(1), 460.71(b)(2) (November 15, 2016).
Five Year Review Date: 8/1/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/1991, 3/4/1997 (Emer.), 7/31/1997, 12/27/2001, 4/17/2003, 12/28/2006, 1/1/2008, 2/15/2009, 8/11/2011, 1/1/2013, 4/1/2014, 2/1/2015