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  43.548.  Care of minors, elderly, or disabled persons, fingerprinting of applicants permitted. — 1.  Missouri circuit courts and the department of social services may require the fingerprinting of applicants for adoptions or guardians, conservators, advocates, or personal representatives over minors or incapacitated, elderly, or disabled persons, including supervision and care over minors or elderly persons or persons with disabilities, for the purpose of positive identification and receiving criminal history information when determining an applicant's ability or fitness to serve in such capacity.

  2.  Fingerprint-based criminal history record checks submitted under subsection 1 of this section shall be forwarded to the Missouri state highway patrol to be used to search the state's criminal history repository, and the fingerprints shall be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal background check under section 43.540.  All applicable fees shall be paid under section 43.530. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 610.120, all records related to any criminal history information shall be accessible and available to the circuit court or state agency making the request.


(L. 2019 H.B. 694)

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