Background checks waived for qualified individuals

In the Governor’s most recent Executive Order, the state will allow current employees of OPWDD or OPWDD approved providers who have previously undergone background checks to be employed by a different OPWDD approved provider and/or OCFS licensed or certified program and/or OASAS certified, funded or authorized program and/or OMH licensed, funded ‘or approved program without undergoing new background checks.

These provisions are also waived to the ‘extent necessary to allow providers the discretion to permit, already qualified individuals and who are not listed on the Staff Exclusion List to work unsupervised while an updated background check is completed.

Read the entire EO here.