110 CMR 18.07 - Hiring Authority Responsibilities

(1) The hiring authority shall ensure that each applicant provides consent to a CORI investigation as part of his/her application and to the periodic conduct of further CORI investigations during the course of employment with Department or the vendor agency program. The hiring authority shall also inform the applicant that his or her CORI may be utilized by the criminal justice official or qualified mental health professional conducting themselves in conformance with 110 CMR 18.06, 18.10, 18.11; and Department personnel responsible for carrying out the provisions of 110 CMR 18.08, 18.09, 18.10, 18.11 and 18.13. Such consent and notification shall be included in the hiring authority's employment application form.
(2) The hiring authority shall require, as a condition of an offer of a position, the satisfactory completion of the CORI investigation. The hiring authority shall confirm an offer of a position only after the hiring authority receives written confirmation that the criminal record investigation has resulted in a finding of "no record" or until the hiring authority has complied with the requirements of 110 CMR 18.08, 18.09, 18.10 and 18.11
(3) The hiring authority shall review positive findings from the CORI
(4) The hiring authority shall not permit any candidate to commence employment or other service until after the candidate is cleared as a result of the CORI investigation, in accordance with 110 CMR 18.00.
(5) For all foster/pre-adoptive parents, the hiring authority shall conduct a CORI investigation on the foster/pre-adoptive parents as well as any household member 14 years of age or older. The hiring authority may conduct a CORI investigation on any household member under 14 years of age about whom the hiring authority has concerns that the person may pose a risk to a child placed in the home.


110 CMR 18.07

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