An Act to establish a registry of caretakers found to have substantiated abuse against persons with intellectual disability or developmental disability

Summary

This legislation requires the Department of Developmental Services to establish and maintain a registry of former employees who have been terminated or separated from employment as a result of abuse, as defined under chapter 19C of the General Laws.  DDS shall make information in the registry available only to: (1) authorized agencies, for the purpose of protective service determinations; (2) employers who employ employees to provide services to an individual who receives services or funding from the department of developmental services for the purpose of determining whether an applicant for employment appears on the registry.  DDS shall not place a former employee's name on the registry until the Department has completed the hearing and the hearing has resulted in a decision to place the former employee's name on the registry staff.