Section 51F of Chapter 119 of the General laws is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph the following:
DCF Background Record Check reports of Central Registry Records on a foster parent consisting exclusively of 51A reports determined to be “invalid”, “unsupported” or by some other designation conclude that the foster parent was not found to be responsible for abuse or neglect of a child, shall be reported to the hiring authority as “no record”. Said report shall be considered a full accounting of the foster parent’s central registry record. Nothing in this section shall prevent the Department from maintaining and using this data in investigating future 51A reports.
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