Connecticut Launches New Background Check System for Long-Term Care Employees

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has launched a comprehensive background check program for employees of nursing homes and other long-term care agencies that strengthens protections for the elderly and disabled residents. The background check program helps nursing homes and other providers identify whether a job seeker has a disqualifying criminal conviction or other patient abuse or neglect information that could make him or her unsuitable to work directly with residents. “With this system, Connecticut has implemented an important safeguard which will help protect the health and safety of some of our most vulnerable residents and clients,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen in a news release. Long-term care facilities or providers covered under the new program include nursing homes, residential care homes, home health agencies, assisted living services agencies, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, long-term care hospitals, and hospice providers.

Source/more: Houston Chronicle

 

David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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