Background Checks to be Funded in Six States

Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Missouri and Rhode Island will split the first round of the grant funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for creating comprehensive, streamlined background check systems for long-term care employees. Other states are expected to apply later this month.

States will use the funding to establish coordinated systems that include checks against multiple abuse and neglect registries and a state police check. The program will also require that applicants be checked against the FBI’s national database of criminal history records.