4.7 Background Checks

A provider is directly responsible for obtaining and maintaining for agency review the criminal history records of any staff member or employee of a provider and sub-contractor or employee of a sub-contractor who provides services to participants under the terms of a contract.

The provider shall conduct criminal background checks and maintain this information for the agency no later than 30 days after execution of the contract for all employees and prior to any contact with participants for new employees. The provider is responsible for reporting to the agency all changes to an employee’s criminal history, in writing within three business days of the provider discovering the change in the criminal history.