For Information Only: Public Comments on the Report of the National Background Check Program (NBCP) Long-Term Care Criminal
Convictions (LTCCC) Work Group
• Purpose: To make State Survey Agency Directors and Stakeholders aware of the release of comments on the LTCCC Work Group
• National Background Check Program (NBCP) Long Term Care Criminal Convictions Work Group: We convened a workgroup in response
to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recommendation to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that we develop
standards to define direct patient access, as well as convictions that should disqualify individuals from direct access employment
with LTC facilities and providers, the conviction types that should be considered for mitigation or rehabilitation, and the
time period for which each conviction should disqualify individuals from employment.
• Public Comments: Public comment was accepted until September 16, 2013.