- 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.
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.
- All applicants for licensure must complete and sign this request for a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and DCF Central Registry and Registry of Alleged Perpetrators check (Background Record Check).
- Any person in a licensed program who participates in the hiring decision and/or who will receive, review or discuss the results of criminal background investigations or DCF Background Record Check information of potential employees or volunteers in your program must complete and sign this form.