• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) No license or registration shall be issued to a health professional before a criminal background check has been conducted for that person. The applicant for a license or registration shall pay the fee established by the Department of Health for the criminal background check.

(b) The criminal background check shall be obtained by the Department of Health from the U.S. Department of Justice, or from a private agency determined by the Department of Health. The results of the criminal background check shall be forwarded directly to the appropriate health licensing board.

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 522, as added Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16- 222, § 2, 53 DCR 10219.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 16-222, the "Licensed Health Professional Criminal Background Check Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-438, which was referred to Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 14, 2006, and December 5, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 19, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-551 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-222 became effective on March 6, 2007.