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Report of the National Background Check Program (NBCP) Long-Term Care (LTC) Criminal Convictions Work Group
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The National Background Check Program Purpose: To provide grants to States to implement background checks on prospective direct patient access employees in the LTC field. • Role of The Office of Inspector General (OIG): Tasked by statute with evaluating the NBCP and has recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) develop standards in defining direct patient access and identifying convictions that disqualify an individual from nursing facility employment. • NBCP LTC Criminal Convictions Work Group: Made up of grantee State Agency representatives and other interested state officials and has prepared options in response. • Request of Stakeholders: To review the Work Group’s options and provide CMS comments.