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Section: Written consent for criminal history record background check.
5. a. The division shall not initiate a criminal history record background check pursuant to this act without the written consent of the person. The consent required under this section shall be in a manner and form prescribed by the director and shall include, but not be limited to, the signature, name, address and fingerprints of the person. b. Upon receiving the results of a criminal history record background check, the director shall promptly notify any person who has not been convicted of a disqualifying offense. Along with that notice, the director shall forward a certification stating that the person has been subjected to a criminal history record background check and that the check has not revealed any record that the person has been convicted of a disqualifying offense. The certificate shall be in a form and contain any additional information as the director may prescribe by rule and regulation. c. The director shall promptly notify a person whose criminal history record background check reveals a disqualifying criminal conviction of the results of the background check. The person shall have 30 days from the receipt of that notice to petition the director for a review and cite reasons substantiating the review. If the person successfully challenges the accuracy of the criminal history record information indicating a criminal conviction or the person demonstrates affirmatively to the director clear and convincing evidence of rehabilitation, the director may issue a certificate indicating that the person has successfully cleared a background check. In determining whether the rehabilitation of a person has been affirmatively demonstrated, the director shall consider: (1) The nature and seriousness of the offense; (2) The circumstances under which the offense occurred; (3) The date of the offense; (4) The age of the person when the offense was committed; (5) Whether the offense was repeated; (6) Social conditions which may have contributed to the offense; and (7) Any evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in the community; counseling, psychological or psychiatric treatment; additional academic or vocational training; or personal recommendations. d. The director shall not certify a person subject to the provisions of this act who refuses to consent to, or cooperate in, the securing of a criminal history record background check. L.2009, c.152, s.5.
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