New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:5b-6.17 - Immunity From Liability For Child Care Center.

30:5B-6.17 Immunity from liability for child care center.

9. a. A child care center that has received an employment application from an individual or currently employs a staff member shall be immune from liability for acting upon or disclosing information about the disqualification or termination to another center seeking to employ that person if the center has:

(1)received notice from the department that the applicant or staff member, as applicable, has been determined by the department to be disqualified from employment in a child care center pursuant to section 5 or 6 of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.14 or C.30:5B-6.15); or

(2)terminated the employment of a staff member because the person was disqualified from employment at the center on the basis of a conviction of a crime pursuant to section 5 or 6 of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.14 or C.30:5B-6.15) after commencing employment at the center.

b.A child care center which acts upon or discloses information pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be presumed to be acting in good faith unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the center acted with actual malice toward the person who is the subject of the information.

L.2000,c.77,s.9; amended 2004, c.130, s.102.

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