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Ontario police to seal non-criminal mental health records
From a Globe and Mail article:
Ontario police chiefs are moving to seal off sensitive mental-health information from being disclosed when their forces provide background checks for job seekers or would-be volunteers.
The change is part of new guidelines to be unveiled Monday by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police to address the patchwork of procedures used by forces across the province.
Police verifications are common for people applying to be security guards, truck drivers, warehouse employees or casino workers. Schools, nursing homes and other organizations dealing with vulnerable people also use police checks to screen job seekers or volunteers.