Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Maine
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.