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41-619.53. Board of fingerprinting; powers and duties; personnel; liability
A. The board of fingerprinting shall:
1. Determine good cause exceptions pursuant to section 41-619.55 and central registry exceptions pursuant to section 41-619.57. The board may appoint a hearing officer to recommend that an applicant be granted or denied a good cause exception or central registry exception after the hearing officer conducts an expedited review, a good cause exception hearing or a central registry exception hearing.
2. Adopt rules to implement this article, including rules to establish good cause exceptions for the issuance of fingerprint clearance cards pursuant to sections 41-1758.03 and 41-1758.07 and central registry exceptions pursuant to section 8-804. This rule making is exempt from the requirements of chapter 6 of this title.
3. Administer and enforce this article and rules adopted pursuant to this article.
4. Furnish a copy of its rules, on request, to all applicants who petition the board for a good cause exception pursuant to sections 41-1758.03 and 41-1758.07 or a central registry exception pursuant to section 8-804 and, on request, to licensees, contract providers and state agencies.
5. Establish fees.
B. In order to grant a good cause exception or a central registry exception, a majority plus an additional member, of the members present, must vote to approve the application. If the board grants a good cause exception, the board shall request in writing that the department of public safety issue a card to the applicant. If the board grants a central registry exception, the board shall notify the department of child safety, the department of economic security or the department of health services, as appropriate, in writing.
C. Subject to chapter 4, article 4 of this title, the board may employ clerical, professional and technical personnel subject to fee monies that are collected and to the budget that is approved by the board members and shall prescribe personnel duties and determine personnel compensation. Personnel employed by the board must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to section 41-1758.07. If the applicant is denied a fingerprint clearance card, in order to be employed by the board, the board must grant a good cause exception pursuant to this article by a unanimous vote.
D. In making any recommendation to the board to grant or deny a good cause exception or central registry exception, the hearing officer shall consider all of the reasons and criteria prescribed in section 41-619.55, subsection E or section 41-619.57, subsection E.
E. Members and employees of the board are not liable for acts done or actions taken by any board member or employee if the members or employees act in good faith following the requirements of this article.