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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    In this section, “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (b)    An applicant, a licensee, or a certificate holder shall apply to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check.

    (c)    As part of the application required under subsection (b) of this section, an individual shall submit to the Central Repository:

        (1)    Two complete sets of legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

        (2)    The fee authorized under § 10–221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to State criminal history records; and

        (3)    The mandatory processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.

    (d)    In accordance with §§ 10–201 through 10–229 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the Board and to the individual the criminal history record information of the individual.

    (e)    If criminal history record information is reported to the Central Repository after the date of the initial criminal history records check, the Central Repository shall provide to the Board and the individual a revised printed statement of the individual’s State criminal history record.

    (f)    Information obtained from the Central Repository under this section:

        (1)    Is confidential;

        (2)    May not be redisseminated; and

        (3)    May be used only for the licensing purpose authorized by this title.

    (g)    The subject of a criminal history records check under this section may contest the contents of the printed statement issued by the Central Repository as provided in § 10–223 of the Criminal Procedure Article.

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