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     23-5-12.1.   Criminal record check by schools, child welfare agencies or certified social worker on prospective employee or parent. The superintendent of any public school or nonpublic school or the owner or operator of any child welfare agency as defined in § 26-6-1 or a certified social worker eligible to engage in private independent practice as defined in § 36-26-17 may submit the name of any person being considered for employment by the school or agency or as an adoptive or foster parent, either directly or by contract, to the Division of Criminal Investigation for a criminal record check. If the division determines the person has a record of criminal convictions, the division shall notify the superintendent, owner, operator, or social worker of the criminal offenses.

Source: SL 1995, ch 126, § 1; SL 2002, ch 116, § 1.

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