SB 1103 Modifies provisions regarding the Family Care Safety Registry
Sponsor: Gibbons
LR Number: 4025S.02I Fiscal Note: 4025-02
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 5/16/2008 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 1103-Gibbons Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1103 - This act modifies provisions of the Family Care Safety Registry. This act removes the 2001 and 2002 employment dates for when all child-care, elder-care and personal care workers are required to register with the Family Care Safety Registry and requires all such workers, regardless of when they began employment, to register. Also, all employers regulated by, contracting with or who receive state or federal reimbursement services shall be required to ensure employees are registered.

Under this act, providers certified, contracted or regulated by state agencies will be allowed to obtain specific detailed background screening information immediately. The registry will also provide background screening information to voluntary or recreational associations performing background screenings on unpaid volunteers who are placed in a child-care, elder-care, or personal-care setting. In addition, the registry will be allowed to report national criminal history information as authorized under the federal Volunteers for Children Act or other relevant federal or state laws. This act also requires the registry to integrate professional licensure and certification information maintained by various state agencies to determine if a child-care, elder-care or personal-care applicant has had a professional license or certification revoked or suspended.

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