Tag: nursing home background checks

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...

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Avoid Indiana Long-Term Care if You Can!

Indiana has opted not to participate in the federal program around nurse background checks. According to officials the state cannot afford its $1 million share. Under the healthcare reform law, states could apply for a federal matching grant of 75% of the cost of implementing nurse background checks, up to...

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Nursing Home Background Checks Legislation Re-Introduced

Sens. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have reintroduced a bill to establish a nationwide system of background checks to prevent people with criminal histories from working in long-term care settings. The bill, the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act, expands on a three-year pilot program that helped to...

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