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Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Maine

Filed under Hiring Workers. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Maine are permitted or required to conduct criminal record checks in accordance with these rules.

Employers are not prohibited by a consumer privacy rights law from using an individual's Social Security number in conjunction with a background check.

Certified nursing assistants are required to undergo criminal background checks as a condition of licensure and employment.

All information obtained from a criminal record check is confidential.

If necessary to resolve any question of identity, fingerprints may be required of employees of security guard firms to the Maine Commissioner of Public Safety.

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