Criminal Background Checks

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Advocates have proposed removing the requirement that applicants disclose their criminal conviction records on initial applications for employment ("banning the box") in the hope that otherwise-qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment.

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Criminal background checks have not been found to significantly limit the quantity or quality of candidates for nursing home jobs, a top nursing home advocate says. A recent government survey of nursing home administrators paints an accurate picture of what once was forecast as a contentious issues, LeadingAge Director of Advocacy Information Barbara Gay told McKnight's Wednesday.

92% of nursing homes have hired a convicted criminal, OIG report finds

Nine out of 10 nursing homes in America have at least one convicted criminal on staff, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG recommends developing a nationwide criminal background check program.

Most assisted living communities measure satisfaction levels, NCAL report finds

Approximately 91% of assisted living facilities measure resident and family satisfaction, according to a new report from the National Center for Assisted Living. Researchers conducted the study to look for statistical evidence whether the quality of life for individuals who live in assisted living facilities is improving.

CMS may require more stringent provider screening for Medicare, Medicaid enrollment, participation

Some healthcare providers would be subject to criminal background checks and fingerprinting under a new fraud-prevention plan from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.