Showing Posts In "Background Screening Industry Focus" Category

Lots of Home Health Agencies Claim to Only Hire the Best. A New Employer Rating Tool Lets Insurers See for Themselves

The World Health Organization released data in 2018 that revealed one in six people age 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse in nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities. Flaws in traditional screening assessments could be to blame, which are limited to the minimum background check requirements set by the state. In […]

Department of Transportation Cautions Employers About CBD Use by Regulated Workers

The CBD (cannabidiol) industry is expected to bring in $22 billion per year by 2022. But there is a downside. If a CBD product has a concentration of more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), then it is an unlawful Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. Employers now are struggling with determining the impact of […]

Checks, Please! Endorsed by Gillibrand, PROTECTS Act Would Allow Nursing Homes Access to Key Background Screening

In October, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced bipartisan legislation that would lift restrictions on access to background check data for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs and pharmacies. The Promote Responsible Oversight & Targeted Employee background Check Transparency for Seniors (PROTECTS) Act would expand access to the National Practitioner Data […]

Pilot Accused of Three Murders Had Criminal Record Prior to Being Hired to Fly

Former U.S. Army and Army Reserve veteran and PSA Airlines pilot Christian Richard Martin had been found guilty of assault on a child under the age of 16 in 2016 before he was hired by parent company American Airlines. He now is accused of the 2015 murder of three individuals. He has been indicted on […]

Nurse’s Arrest Shows Flaws in Tennessee Background Check Reports

Although the car of a Mid-South nurse was found with meth, marijuana and 600 prescription pills inside, her license has remained untarnished. The state’s licensure verification database, along with the national database, Nursys, both state “no history of disciplinary action.” A spokesperson stated that “there is no state law or rule that permits automatic action […]

Thoroughly Verifying Provider Licenses and Certifications Improves the Quality of Health Care

It is the responsibility of health care organizations, providers and state and federal entitlement programs to verify that the type of care a physician is providing matches the license that the physician holds, that the license is in good standing, and that all data on licenses held is looked at for a complete view of […]

Healthcare Crime Categorization Report by InfoMart

Healthcare Crime Categorization Report by InfoMart

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Employee Background Checks At Skilled Nursing Facilities

While there are no federal requirements for how a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) should screen its employees, these businesses are responsible for keeping its residents physically and mentally safe from offenders. According to the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP, a facility should conduct a thorough “investigation of the histories of … prospective staff,” including checking […]

Rig-orous Background Checks: Negligent Hiring & the Transportation Industry

Employers in the transportation industry may be more vulnerable to negligent hiring claims when it relates to drivers whose actions – whether due to negligence or intentional misconduct – cause significant monetary and bodily harm to others. This whitepaper covers negligent hiring, its impact on the transportation industry and how background checks can play a […]

When Are Section 19 Applications Required?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in November issued modifications to its Statement of Policy (SOP) for applications made under Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIC). Section 19 prohibits a person convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, money laundering, or who has entered into a pretrial diversion or […]


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