California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1796.23


(a)

Each person initiating a background examination to be a registered home care aide shall submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of Justice by electronic transmission in a manner approved by the department, unless exempt under subdivision (d). Each person initiating a background examination to be a registered home care aide shall also submit to the department a signed declaration under penalty of perjury regarding any prior criminal convictions pursuant to Section 1522 and a completed home care aide application.

(b)

A law enforcement agency or other local agency authorized to take fingerprints may charge a reasonable fee to offset the costs of fingerprinting for the purposes of this chapter. The fee revenues shall be deposited in the Fingerprint Fees Account.

(c)

The Department of Justice shall use the fingerprints to search state and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal offender record information pursuant to Section 1522.

(d)

A person who is a current licensee or employee in a facility licensed by the department, a certified foster parent, a certified administrator, or a registered TrustLine provider need not submit fingerprints to the department, and may transfer his or her current criminal record clearance or exemption pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (h) of Section 1522. The person shall instead submit to the department, along with the person’s registration application, a copy of the person’s identification card described in Section 1796.22 and sign a declaration verifying the person’s identity.
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