803 CMR 11.02 - Definitions

All definitions set forth in 803 CMR 2.00: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), 5.00: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) - Housing, 7.00: Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), 8.00: Obtaining Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) for Research Purposes, 9.00: Victim Notification Registry (VNR) and 10.00: Gun Transaction Recording are incorporated in 803 CMR 11.00 by reference. The following additional words and phrases as used in 803 CMR 11.00 shall have the following meanings:

Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA). Any person which, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative, not-for-profit basis, regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer criminal history, credit information, or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to third parties, and which uses any means or facility of interstate commerce for the purpose of preparing or furnishing consumer reports.

Decision Maker. An entity that requests, receives, or reviews CORI results and is authorized by its client to decide whether to hire or accept an individual based on the CORI received from DCJIS.

iCORI-registered Client. An entity registered in the iCORI system to access CORI from DCJIS that delegates this responsibility to a CRA.

Person. A natural person, corporation, association, partnership, or other legal entity.


803 CMR 11.02
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1333, eff. 2/24/2017. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1445, eff. 6/11/2021.

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