An Act respecting the cost of checking the police records of individuals who may work for certain non-profit service agencies
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. In this Act, "
police force" has the same meaning as in the Police Services Act\; ("corps de police") "
police records check" includes every part of the process by which a police force receives a request from an agency with respect to an individual, searches records and provides a report to the agency regarding the criminal history of the individual, including,
(a)any criminal offence of which the individual has been convicted,
(b)any criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and has been discharged,
(c)any criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty under the Young Offenders Act (Canada),
(d)any outstanding law enforcement order against the individual, including a warrant, prohibition order, restraining order, probation order and parole order, or
(e)every pending criminal charge, including every pending criminal charge under the Young Offenders Act (Canada), against the individual; ("vrification des dossiers de police") "
qualified agency" means a non-profit corporation or association whose main object is to provide services to one or more of the following client groups:
1.Individuals under age 18.
2.Individuals age 60 or older.
3.Individuals who have a disability which significantly affects their ability to carry out activities of daily living. ("agence qualifie")
No amount charged
2. A police force shall not charge any amount to a qualified agency in respect of a request by the agency for a police records check of an individual who has applied to be an employee of, or a volunteer for, the agency, or is already working or volunteering for the agency, if the individual's responsibilities include, or would include, contact with a client of the agency or responsibility for a client's property.
Authority for checks
3. This Act does not authorize a police records check that is not otherwise authorized by law.
4.This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
5.The short title of this Act is the Police Records Checks by Non-profit Agencies Act, 1999.
The Bill applies to non-profit agencies serving certain client groups. The Bill prohibits a police force from charging any amount to provide a police records check to an agency in respect of an individual who is working or volunteering for the agency, or who has applied to do so.