- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
Maine's criminal background check system for school workers has been placed under intense scrutiny after a teacher who was working without credentials was accused of sexually assaulting a student under his care. As a result of this blunder, the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald requested a list from the Department of Education of all public school employees in Maine who do not have credentials. Three months later, rather than providing the requested list, the DOE informed the news outlets that they had found . . .
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