The DARS DHHS staff member completes the criminal conviction records search.
3.3.1 Actions Based on Information
If the criminal conviction records check reveals no criminal convictions, a DARS DHHS staff member completes the application process by sending the applicant information on testing or certification renewal.
If the criminal conviction records check reveals that the applicant or certificate holder has a criminal conviction record that would or could be grounds for denying an application for certification or revoking, suspending, or otherwise disciplining a certificate holder, a DARS DHHS staff member
- informs the DARS DHHS director or DARS Legal Services of the need for further review, research, or consultation, and
- forwards the relevant information, including the completed application and the criminal conviction check results.
3.3.2 Notifying Individuals of Results and Follow-up Procedures
A DARS DHHS staff member will notify all applicants and certificate holders in writing, by certified mail, of the results of criminal conviction records checks that reveal a criminal conviction, within 30 days of the results.
Individuals with criminal conviction records will be required to provide DARS DHHS with additional or supplemental information regarding the conviction, within 30 days of any request from DARS DHHS to do so.
A DARS DHHS staff member will review information regarding the convictions from all sources and will make a determination of the appropriate action based upon all information provided.