2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 20 - ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
35-20-116. Access to central registry records pertaining to adult protection cases; child and vulnerable adult abuse and registry account.
(a) Upon appropriate application and for employee or volunteer screening purposes, the department shall provide to any individual, nursing home, adult care facility, educational facility, service provider of adult workshop programs or home health care provider, residential program or any service provider of programs in an institution or community-based program, or to any state institution, a record summary concerning abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of a vulnerable adult involving a named individual or shall confirm that no record exists. The applicant shall submit a fee of not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) as established by the department and proof satisfactory to the department that the prospective or current employee or volunteer whose records are being checked consents to the release of the information to the applicant. Central registry screening shall be limited to substantiated reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of a vulnerable adult in which opportunities for due process have been exhausted under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, including an appeal through the district court level. The applicant shall use the information received only for purposes of screening prospective employees and volunteers who may, through their employment or volunteer services, have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults. Applicants, their employees or other agents shall not otherwise divulge or make public any information received under this section. The department shall notify any applicant receiving a report under this section that a prospective employee is under investigation, of the final disposition of that investigation or whether an appeal is pending. The department shall notify any applicant receiving information under this subsection of any subsequent reclassification of the information pursuant to W.S. 35-20-115(c). The department shall screen all prospective employees in conformity with the procedure provided under this subsection.
(b) There is created a program administration account to be known as the child and vulnerable adult abuse registry account. All fees collected under subsection (a) of this section shall be credited to this account.
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