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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 172F: Conviction and arrest data available to department of early education and care

Section 172F. Notwithstanding section 172, the following information shall be available, upon request, to the department of early education and care for the purposes of evaluating any residence, facility, program, system or other entity licensed under chapter 15D whether public or private, or any non-relative, in-home child care provider that receives federal or state funding in order to further the protection of children: conviction data, arrest data, sealed record data and juvenile arrest or conviction data. The department of early education and care shall not disseminate this information for any purpose other than to further the protection of children.