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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 […]

Did That Mall Santa Undergo a Background Check? A New Bill Would Demand It

It soon could be mandatory for those employed as a children’s character to complete a background check in the state of New York. Employers would be required to run a person’s name through child abuse and sex offender registries and knowingly hiring an offender would be a Class A misdemeanor. If signed into law, the […]

A Quick Guide on How to Select a Drug & Alcohol Screening Provider

No two companies are alike and similarly, no two company’s drug testing programs are likely to be the same A drug test involves various stages leading up to final result and there are professional providers for each phase of the drug testing process. These providers include: Device manufacturers Specimen collectors (for urine, oral fluid, and […]

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 […]

Chicago’s Rideshare Debate: Is New Ordinance ‘Overregulation’ or Welcome Change?

Chicago’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as background checks, driver training and vehicle insurance and inspections, is expected to go into effect late August. Rideshare drivers and taxi drivers don’t see eye to eye about the implications of the regulations. Neither […]

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