Beginning August 1st, any provider considered high risk for defrauding state Medicaid programs will be forced to undergo a criminal background check. The background check must include fingerprinting. The background checks will need to be completed by June 1st, 2016. There will other changes as well. By March 2016, all of a state’s Medicaid and…

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We talk a lot about the importance of background checks and the pre-employment screening process. More and more, we’re seeing news about background checks are impacting volunteer workers. One such example can currently be found in Ohio. Ohio State University is mandating that all volunteers and employees working in 4-H programs across the state meet…

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The state of Pennsylvania says background checks will be required for volunteers who work with young people. The state’s new law means coaches, Sunday school teachers, tutors and other people who work with youths will need to undergo background checks. The law brings substantial changes to the state’s existing protective service law. The changes include…

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There are many elements and factors that make up a thorough background check and pre-employment screening. Thoroughness is certainly important to the background check process in the health care industry. This is why it is crucial to understand Healthcare Adverse Actions Sanctions. These sanctions are often to find out if a person has been excluded…

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Earlier this year, federal legislation was introduced that would impact how school bus drivers are hired. It all comes down to background checks. It’s called The Safety for the Schoolchildren Act. The legislation would instruct all states and school districts nationwide to obtain FBI background checks on all new job applicants, including potential school bus…

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We know about the importance of background checks as it pertains to the process of hiring a new employee. There are multiple reasons and they cannot be overstated: Screening a potential employee through a reliable background check allow a hiring manager to lessen the risk of a negligent hiring lawsuit and increases the chances of…

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There are times when controversy surrounds a background check, even when it is tied to an issue that appears to be cut and dried. In Georgia, a newly elected school board member is not getting a paycheck. It all stems from the man;s refusal to submit to a background check. School board member Stan Jester…

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Background checks are crucial in almost all industries. When background checks are done incorrectly, or alleged to have been done incorrectly, is when legal action can take place. Earlier this month, a federal lawsuit was filed that claimed one of the largest nursing home chains in the nation is using background checks on potential employees…

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As the sun rises on 2015, we look back on news from late 2014 and how it’s impacting background checks. In this case, we’re looking at how the FBI is treating background checks for gun sales on sovereign Indian reservations. The FBI is expanding how those background checks are handled. It’s part of the Obama…

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One company began the year by making news about background checks. It’s ending the year in much the same way. Uber, the online rider-sharing service, once again says it is beefing up background checks for its drivers. This will be done in an effort to improve and increase passenger safety. One company official admits there…

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