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(a) The board may require fingerprint images and associated information from current or prospective employees, current or prospective contractors, and current or prospective licensees.
(b) The fingerprint images and associated information of those individuals identified in subdivision (a) may be furnished to the Department of Justice for the purpose of obtaining information as to the existence and nature of a record of state or federal level convictions and state- or federal-level arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the applicant was released on bail or on their own recognizance pending trial. Requests for federal-level criminal offender record information received by the Department of Justice pursuant to this section shall be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by the Department of Justice.
(c) The Department of Justice shall respond to the board with information as provided under subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(d) The board shall request subsequent arrest notification from the Department of Justice as provided under Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code.
(e) The board's chief of licensing and enforcement may investigate the criminal history of current or prospective employees, current or prospective contractors, and current or prospective licensees in order to make a final determination of a person's fitness to perform duties or hold a board-issued license.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 19448 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/business-and-professions-code/bpc-sect-19448/
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