I don't think the BON does a background check unless something either from the school or from the applicant cues them to do so.
I worked with a girl who had a larceny "conviction" on her "record." She had gone into a convenience store after class at her high school. She had books and a purse--like they all do--and picked up some crackers, chips and a 12 oz OJ. She said her hands were full so she put the OJ under her arm to carry it.
There was a line and the cashier looked at the items on the counter and rang it up. When she got back to the school she realized the OJ was still under her arm. We are talking about 89 cents here.
BUT the security guard had followed her and called the cops.
When she got to the police department she was terrified. Her dad paid the "fine" and she went home.
THEN 5 years later, on her application to work when she put NO.... the hospital......DID run an arrest record and...........yep, by paying that fine and never showing up at court.....
There are always two sides to every story. It took two years and attorney fees, but she finally was allowed to work as a nurse.