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      RS 15:587.1.1     


§587.1.1.  Portability of criminal history information for licensed child care facilities

A.  When a prospective employer requests criminal history information pertaining to an individual applying for a position of supervisory or disciplinary authority over children in a child care facility in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 15:587.1, or to an independent contractor who performs work in a child care facility, the individual applicant shall receive a certified copy of his criminal history information upon written request to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.  A certified copy of the criminal background check shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of R.S. 15:587.1 for each facility requesting criminal history information for a period of one year from the date of issuance of the certified copy.  To defer the costs of providing the certified copy, the bureau may collect a fee in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 15:588.

B.  For purposes of this Section, "independent contractor" means any person who renders professional, therapeutic, or enrichment services such as educational consulting, athletic, or artistic services within a child care facility, whose services are not integral to either the operation of the child care facility or to the care and supervision of children.  Independent contractors may include but are not limited to dance instructors, gymnastic or sports instructors, computer instructors, speech therapists, licensed health care professionals, state-certified teachers employed through a local school board, art instructors, and other outside contractors.  A person shall not be deemed an independent contractor if he is considered an employee or statutory employee of the child care facility pursuant to Chapter 10 of Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

Acts 2010, No. 508, §1.

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