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CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

ARTICLE 49. WEST VIRGINIA CLEARANCE FOR ACCESS: REGISTRY AND EMPLOYMENT SCREENING ACT.

§16-49-6. Provisional employment pending completion of background check.

(a) A covered provider or covered contractor may permit an applicant to work on a provisional basis for not more than sixty days pending notification from the secretary regarding the results of the criminal background check if:

(1) The applicant is subject to direct on-site supervision, as specified in rule by the secretary, during the course of the provisional period; and

(2) In a signed statement the applicant:

(A) Affirms that he or she has not committed a disqualifying offense;

(B) Acknowledges that a disqualifying offense reported in the required criminal history record information check shall constitute good cause for termination; and

(C) Acknowledges that the covered provider or covered contractor may terminate the individual if a disqualifying offense is reported in the background check.

(b) Provisional employees who have requested a variance shall not be required to sign such a statement. A covered provider or covered contractor may continue to employ an applicant if an applicant applies for a variance of his or her fitness determination until the variance is resolved.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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