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Report: National Background Check Program — Long Term Care Criminal Convictions Work Group

December 1, 2012

This article reports on the findings of a work group convened by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine the issue of hiring people with criminal backgrounds to work in long-term care facilities.

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Key Takeaways

States vary in background check requirements and the convictions that disqualify from the long-term care industry.
Criminal history check should be conducted for workers with physical contact, or access to property or information.
Broad categories of disqualifying convictions with minimum disqualification time periods need to be developed.

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