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CMS work group recommends approach for employing former criminals in long-term care settings

CMS work group recommends approach for employing former criminals in long-term care settings

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Long-term care providers and states should agree on what a "direct access employee" is and whether that person has a criminal conviction that should keep him or her from working in a nursing home, according to a a recently released report from the Long-Term Care Criminal Convictions Work Group.

State law loophole allows former criminals to work in elder care facilities

Minnesota has granted waivers for 15,000 people with criminal backgrounds seeking to work in the state's long-term care facilities, a new report finds.