(1)A QE and its appointing authority must be approved in writing by the Department or Authority pursuant to these rules in order to appoint a QED. Documentation of a current and valid license, certification, contract, or letter of approval from the Department or Authority are considered proof of approval. Unless specifically indicated otherwise in these rules, all QEs and appointing authorities discussed in these rules are considered approved.
(2)A QE shall ensure the completion of background checks for all SIs who are the QE’s employees, volunteers, or other SIs under the direction or control of the QE.
(3)BCU may allow a QE’s appointing authority or the QED to appoint one or more QEIs based on the needs of the QE and the volume of SIs under the QE.
(4)A QE’s appointing authority shall appoint QEDs as needed to remain in compliance with these rules and shall communicate any changes regarding QEDs or QEIs to BCU. BCU strongly recommends that the QE have at least one QED at any facility where clients are receiving care in order to handle any immediate QED responsibilities, such as removing an SI from work or placement when required.
(5)If for any reason a QE no longer has any QEDs, the QE or appointing authority shall ensure that the confidentiality and security of background check records by immediately providing all background check related documents to BCU or to another QE as determined by BCU.
(6)BCU shall provide QEs with periodic training and on-going technical assistance.
(7)Any decisions made by BCU in regard to these rules are final and may not be overturned by any QE.
Rule 407-007-0230 — Qualified Entity,