(a) Head Start programs that receive funds under section 119A.52 may contract with the commissioner to:
(1) conduct background studies on individuals affiliated with a Head Start program; and
(2) obtain background study data on individuals affiliated with a Head Start program.
(b) The commissioner must include a national criminal history record check in a background study conducted under paragraph (a).
(c) A Head Start program site that does not contract with the commissioner, is not licensed, and is not registered to receive payments under chapter 119B is exempt from the relevant requirements in this chapter. Nothing in this section supersedes requirements for background studies in this chapter or chapter 119B or 245H that relate to licensed child care programs or programs registered to receive payments under chapter 119B. For a background study conducted under this section to be transferable to other child care entities, the study must include all components of studies for a certified license-exempt child care center under this chapter.