News for December, 2008

Many California health workers not checked for criminal pasts

State of California embarrassed as investigation finds approximately 300,000 state healthcare workers have not been screened for background checks. Cases sited as advocacy groups call for immediate action from the state, local and governing agencies.

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Rising Elder Abuse

Rising elder abuse cases prompt industry to conduct periodic background checks on elder care providers. Previously, caregivers had only been screened prior to being hired. With the rising number of elder abuse cases nationwide the industry is looking beyond current state requirements of pre-employment background checks to random periodic background checks for employees handling the needs of our elderly.

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