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Bill that would require long-term care workers to have background checks introduced

Two Senators last week introduced a bill to establish a nationwide system of background checks to prevent people with criminal histories from working in nursing homes. Thre bill is called the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act, which expands on a three-year pilot program helped to prevent applicants with a criminal record from working in long-term care. Often times, nursing home abuse occurs when nursing homes fail to properly screen their employees who work with some of the most vulnerable people.

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