1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Mental Hygiene
  4. Title E: General Provisions
  5. Article 31: Regulation and Quality Control of Services For the Mentally Disabled


Section 31.35 Review of criminal history information concerning certain prospective employees

Mental Hygiene (MHY)

§ 31.35 Review of criminal history information concerning certain

   prospective employees.

  (a) Every provider of services who contracts with or is approved or otherwise authorized by the office of mental health to provide services, except (1) a department facility, (2) a hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of the public health law, or (3) a licensed professional under title eight of the education law who does not have employees or volunteers who will have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with the clients of such provider, and every applicant to be such a provider of services except (i) a department facility, (ii) a hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of the public health law, or (iii) a licensed professional under title eight of the education law who does not have employees or volunteers who will have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with the clients of such provider, shall request that the justice center for the protection of people with special needs check, and upon such request such justice center shall request and shall be authorized to receive from the division of criminal justice services criminal history information, as such phrase is defined in paragraph (c) of subdivision one of section eight hundred forty-five-b of the executive law, concerning each prospective operator, employee or volunteer of such provider who will have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with the clients of such provider. For purposes of this section, "operator" shall include any natural person with an ownership interest in the provider of services.

  (b) Access to and the use of such information shall be governed by the provisions of section eight hundred forty-five-b of the executive law.