In August 2010, the Governor signed Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010 (Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Law) into law. The new statutory provisions of this law took effect on May 4, 2012. While most of these provisions had no direct impact upon the Background Record Check (BRC) process utilized by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and its licensed and/or funded programs, there were some procedural changes to the process.
- Please be advised that these regulations are not the official version of the regulations. As is the case with all state regulations, the official versions are available from the Secretary of State's State Publications and Regulations Division, through the State Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or by calling (617) 727-2834. Official regulations also may be ordered from the State Bookstore on-line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catidx.htm. While EEC strives to keep the regulations included on this site current, that is not always possible. In the case of any discrepancy between the version on this site, and the official Code of State Massachusetts Regulations published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.
- This technical assistance paper is intended to help you understand how to maintain compliance with EEC's Background Record Check (BRC) regulations. Topics include how to conduct initial and periodic BRCs, how to document compliance with the BRC regulations and more.
- Describes the process by which staff working in an EEC licensed agency must report allegations of abuse or neglect and the method for filing these reports.