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Article - Family Law




§5–552.

    (a)    (1)    On or before the 1st day of actual employment, an employee shall apply to the Department for a printed statement.

        (2)    On or before the 1st day of actual operation of a facility identified in § 5–551 of this subtitle, an employer shall apply to the Department for a printed statement.

        (3)    (i)    Before an individual may be approved to provide or to continue providing informal child care, as defined in child care subsidy regulations adopted under Title 13A of the Code of Maryland Regulations, the individual shall apply to the Department for a printed statement.

            (ii)    An individual who was approved before January 1, 2014, to provide informal child care and who intends to continue providing informal child care on or after that date has until June 30, 2014, to apply to the Department for a printed statement.

        (4)    Within 5 days after a local department places a child who is committed to the local department with an adult relative, an individual identified in § 5–551(c) or (e) of this subtitle shall apply to the Department for a printed statement.

    (b)    As part of the application for a criminal history records check, the employee, employer, and individual identified in § 5–551(c), (d), (e), or (f) of this subtitle shall submit:

        (1)    except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a complete set of legible fingerprints at any designated State or local law enforcement office in the State or other location approved by the Department;

        (2)    the disclosure statement required under § 5–553 of this subtitle; and

        (3)    payment for the costs of the criminal history records check.

    (c)    The requirement that a complete set of legible fingerprints be submitted as part of the application for a criminal history records check may be waived by the Department if:

        (1)    the application is submitted by a person who has attempted to have a complete set of fingerprints taken on at least 2 occasions;

        (2)    the taking of a complete set of legible fingerprints is not possible because of a physical or medical condition of the person’s fingers or hands;

        (3)    the person submits documentation satisfactory to the Department of the requirements of this subsection; and

        (4)    the person submits the other information required for a criminal history records check.



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