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    Subdivision 1. Background studies conducted by commissioner. Before placement of a
child for purposes of adoption, the commissioner shall conduct a background study on individuals
listed in section 259.41, subdivision 3, for county agencies and private agencies licensed to
place children for adoption.
    Subd. 2. Information and data provided to county or private agency. The subject of the
background study shall provide the information specified in section 245C.05.
    Subd. 3. Information and data provided to commissioner. The county or private agency
shall forward the data collected under subdivision 2 to the commissioner.
    Subd. 4. Information commissioner reviews. (a) The commissioner shall review the
following information regarding the background study subject:
    (1) the information under section 245C.08, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4;
    (2) information from the child abuse and neglect registry for any state in which the subject
has resided for the past five years; and
    (3) information from national crime information databases, when required under section
    (b) The commissioner shall provide any information collected under this subdivision to the
county or private agency that initiated the background study. The commissioner shall indicate if
the information collected shows that the subject of the background study has a conviction listed in
United States Code, title 42, section 671(a)(20)(A).
History: 2007 c 147 art 3 s 22

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