2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 1 - Juvenile Courts and Proceedings
Part 4 - Mandatory Child Abuse Reports
37-1-414 - Persons working with children Fingerprinting Release of investigative and criminal records.

37-1-414. Persons working with children Fingerprinting Release of investigative and criminal records.

(a)  A religious, charitable, scientific, educational, athletic or youth service institution or organization may require any person, who applies to work with children as a volunteer or as a paid employee, to do one (1) or more of the following:

     (1)  Agree to the release of all investigative records to such religious, charitable, scientific, educational, athletic, or youth service institution or organization for examination for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of criminal violation information contained on an application to work for such institution or organization;

     (2)  Supply fingerprint samples and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Tennessee bureau of investigation and the federal bureau of investigation; or

     (3)  Attend a comprehensive youth protection training program that includes adult training on recognition, disclosure, reporting and prevention of abuse and submit to character, employment, education and reference checks.

(b)  Any costs incurred by the Tennessee bureau of investigation or the federal bureau of investigation in conducting such investigation of applicants shall be paid by the religious, charitable, scientific, educational, or athletic institution or organization requesting such investigation and information. Payment of such costs are to be made in accordance with the provisions of § 38-6-103.

[Acts 1993, ch. 350, § 2; 1995, ch. 325, § 1; 2003, ch. 30, §§ 1, 2.]  

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