Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division: Medical Assistance Programs Rule Rule 410-180-0326 Background Check Requirements (1) For all new or renewal applications for THW certification, the Authority shall: (a) Conduct a background check in accordance with 943-007-0010 through -0501, specifically incorporating and limited to 407-007-0200 (Purpose and Scope) to 407-007-0250 (Background Check Process) and 407-007-0340 (Record Keeping, Confidentiality) to 407-007-0370 (Variances) and expressly not incorporating 407-007-0275 (Convictions Under ORS 443.004 Resulting in Ineligibility for Aging and People with Disabilities Program and Developmental Disabilities Program SIs) and 407-007-0277 (Convictions Under ORS 443.004 Resulting in Ineligibility for Mental Health or Alcohol and Drug Program SIs); (b) Consult with the Office of the Inspector General to determine if the applicant is excluded from participation in the medical assistance program. (2) New or renewal THW applicants may be denied certification or renewal of certification based on a fitness determination that applies a weighting test for potentially disqualifying convictions or conditions. (3) New or renewal THW applicants shall be denied certification if they are excluded from participating in the medical assistance program. (4) To be certified, enrolled in the registry, and eligible for reimbursement under Medicaid, peer support specialists as defined in OAR 410-180-0305 (Definitions)(11)(b) and (c) are required to pass a background check. The background check may be conducted by the Authority or by an entity contracting with the Authority to provide background checks: (a) If the Authority conducts the background check, the Authority’s fitness determination shall comply with the provision of section (1) and shall include the application of a weighting test for potentially disqualifying convictions or conditions; (b) If a contracting entity conducts the background check, the provisions of 407-007-0277 (Convictions Under ORS 443.004 Resulting in Ineligibility for Mental Health or Alcohol and Drug Program SIs) shall apply; (c) Peer support specialists described in this section may choose which entity conducts the background check.