[The Justice Center has established] a register that will contain the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect. Before being placed on the register, such individuals will have a right to challenge that finding, but once on the register they will be barred from future employment in the care of vulnerable persons.
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§ 562. Abuse and neglect notification.
1. Upon receiving a request for criminal history information, pursuant to section eight hundred forty-five-b of this chapter, for a prospective employee or volunteer of a facility or provider licensed, operated, or certified by the office for people with developmental disabilities, the justice center shall furnish a summary of any substantiated reports in its possession regarding a finding of category two conduct pursuant to section four hundred ninety-three of the social services law, by a prospective employee or volunteer, if all relevant hearings and appeals have been exhausted. The justice center shall provide such summary report to the authorized person as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section eight hundred forty-five-b of this chapter and at that same time furnish such documents to the prospective employee or volunteer at the address for such person listed on the request.
2. The summary report provided by the justice center to a provider of services pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be received by the provider subject to the confidentiality provisions of subdivision seven of section eight hundred forty-five-b of this chapter.
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