Background Screening BCI

Each applicant and all persons 18 years of age or older residing in the home shall submit a background screening application as part of the initial application. A background screening application is also required at the point any new individual over the age of 18 moves into the home. A foster parent shall not be licensed or certified unless the background screening applications of all persons 18 years of age or older who reside in the home are approved by the Office of Licensing in compliance with Section 62A-2-120 and R501-14.

A background screening approval shall not be transferred from one Agency to another Agency.

A foster parent shall not permit any adult in the foster parent's home to have unsupervised direct access to a foster child unless the adult's background screening application is approved by the Office of Licensing.

A foster parent shall immediately notify the Office of Licensing or Agency if any person in the home is charged with or under investigation for any criminal offense or allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any child or vulnerable adult.

Pursuant to section 62A-4a-1003(2). Licensing shall review and evaluate information from the Division of Child and Family Services Management Information System for the purpose of licensing and for the purpose of monitoring all individuals who reside in the foster parents' home. When, in the professional judgment of the Office of Licensing, a supported or substantiated finding against any individual who resides in the foster parents' home may pose a risk of harm to a foster child, the Office of Licensing may issue a safety plan or a sanction on the license of the foster parent or Agency.