Pennsylvania amended section 6344(m) of the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), pertaining to background checks for employees who have contact with children. The amendment prohibits employers, administrators, supervisors, or other persons responsible for employment decisions from employing applicants on a provisional basis absent a waiver from the department. Child day-care centers, group day-care homes or family child-care homes may apply for a one-time extension not to exceed 45 days if certain conditions are met. Prior to the amendment, section 6344 allowed these individuals to employ applicants on a provisional basis not to exceed 90 days.

 

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