The government says it's a way to protect people in hospitals or personal care homes from potential harm.
The idea is to prevent offenders from working in health-care settings again.
Regulations that come into effect his week require the Protection for Persons in Care Office to refer cases to the registry.
A committee will decide whether to include the name.
The name of anyone convicted of an offence against a vulnerable person will automatically be placed on the list.Suggest a correction