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Screening


Policy Statement

USA Hockey Screening Policy

It is the policy of USA Hockey that it will not authorize or sanction in its programs that it directly controls any volunteer or employee who has routine access to children (anyone under the age of majority) who refuses to consent to be screened by USA Hockey before he/she is allowed to have routine access to children in USA Hockey’s programs. Further, it is the policy of USA Hockey that it will require its affiliates to adopt this policy as a condition of its affiliation with USA Hockey.

A person may be disqualified and prohibited from serving as an employee or volunteer of USA Hockey:

  • Been convicted (including crimes the record of which has been expunged and pleas of “no contest”) of a crime of child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, physical abuse, causing a child’s death, neglect of a child, murder, manslaughter, felony assault, any assault against a minor, kidnapping, arson, criminal sexual conduct, prostitution related crimes or controlled substance crimes.
  • Been adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of children.
  • Been subject to any court order involving any sexual abuse or physical abuse of a minor, including but not limited to domestic order or protection.
  • Had their parental rights terminated.
  • A history with another organization (volunteer, employment, etc.) of complaints of sexual or physical abuse of minors.
  • Resigned, been terminated or been asked to resign from a position, whether paid or unpaid, due to complaint(s) of sexual or physical abuse of minors.
  • Has a history of other behavior that indicates they may be a danger to children in USA Hockey.


SCREENING PROCESS

PERSONS TO BE SCREENED: EVERY ADULT (PERSON OVER 18) WHO ACCESS TO PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

FREQUENCY: WHEN INITIALLY NEW (OR NEVER HAVING BEEN SCREENED BY THE MIDAM VENDOR) AND EVERY TWO (2) YEARS THEREAFTER (2 HOCKEY SEASONS).

HOW: USE THE APPROPRIATE LINK BELOW (COACH OR REFEREE); EACH APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION WITH NCSI.  CHECK TO BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL SEGMENTS AS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED TO COMPLETION BY THE VENDOR.  UPON DATA ENTRY, PAY PAL PAYMENT OF $30.00 IS MADE, A RECEIPT IS GENERATED AND SENT TO APPLICANT VIA E-MAIL.  MIDAM CONTINUES TO PAY ALL CHARGES IN EXCESS OF $30.00.

RESULTS PROJECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN 7 – 10 DAYS FOLLOWING DATA ENTRY; ACCESS RESULTS THROUGH THE SAME MEANS AS DATA ENTRY. UPON SUCCESSFUL SCREEN, A PERSONALIZED LETTER IS GENERATED WITH CUT OUT SEGMENT WHICH CAN BE LAMINATED AND CARRIED OR DUPLICATED AND CARRIED WITH THE TEAM BOOK. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A COUPLE COPIES OF YOUR LETTER SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO REMEMBER HOW TO GO BACK ONLINE AND OBTAIN IT MANY MONTHS LATER.

ANY “HITS” WILL BE ON HOLD UNTIL VIEWED AND HANDLED PURSUANT TO OUR NORMAL PROTOCOL.  IF THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS FURTHER EXPLANATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL FROM ME ASKING FOR THE INFORMATION SO THAT THE SCREENING COMMITTEE CAN COMPLETE ITS REVIEW.  PLEASE DO NOT OVERLOOK E-MAILS PERTAINING TO SCREENING.  THE SCREENING WILL NOT CLEAR UNTIL THE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.  “HITS” DON’T MEAN AN UNDESIRABLE CANDIDATE, BUT DO REQUIRE RESOLUTION.

PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATIONS

BE CERTAIN YOUR VOLUNTEERS ARE COMPLYING WITH PENNSYLVANIA 153 AND THAT THEIR RESULTS ARE SUBMITTED TO AND MAINTAINED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION.

ALL USA HOCKEY ON-ICE OFFICIALS MUST ALSO COMPLETE  SCREENING WITH THE MIDAM VENDOR.   PRIOR TO SCREENING, YOU MUST FIRST HAVE YOUR USA HOCKEY OFFICIAL’S NUMBER, AS THIS IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO LOGIN TO THE SITE.   THE RESULTS ARE MAINTAINED IN THE USA HOCKEY DATABASE AND RESULTS ARE GOOD FOR TWO HOCKEY SEASONS (REGISTRATION WITH USA HOCKEY MUST OCCUR EACH YEAR).