DHHS Proposes Changes to He-P 805.18(a) Personnel Rule on Criminal Record Checks, Public Hearing Set for August 27

The Bureau of Health Facilities Administration-Licensing is proposing a change to He-P 805.18(a) as it pertains to the need for obtaining and reviewing criminal records checks for any volunteers AND independent contractors who have reason to enter a community. 

Please click here to review the proposed rule text (changes) to He-P 805.18(a). 

The following is the current rule language: He-P 805.18 Personnel. (a) For all applicants for employment, except those licensed by the New Hampshire board of nursing, and for all household members 17 years of age or older, the licensee shall: (1) Obtain and review a criminal records check from the New Hampshire department of safety; (2) Review the results of the criminal records check in accordance with (b) below; and (3) Verify the qualifications of all applicants prior to employment.

A public hearing will be held as part of the state's required formal rule adoption process on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m in the DHHS Brown Building Auditorium located at 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH  03301. 

For those unable to attend, written comments may be submitted to the department by either emailing them to: Marilee Curran at Marilee.D.Curran@dhhs.state.nh.us or via fax sent to 603-271-4968.

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