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Library: Policy

340:2-46-3. Definitions

Issued 1-31-18

     The following words and terms when used in this Part shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Background check" means a review of state and/or national criminal history records that may include fingerprint submissions, public docket searches, public registry searches, national sex offender registry searches, and child abuse and neglect searches.

"General administrative office" or "GAO" means an entity that receives background check results, including fingerprint results, and makes hiring decisions on behalf of one or more child care programs.

"Qualified entity" or "QE" means an entity that meets the criteria and complies with federal and state laws and policies.QE standards govern the security and confidentiality of national fingerprint results.

"Temporary hiring agency" or "THA" means an entity that employs temporary staff who may be utilized as substitutes in a child care program.

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