March 2, 2016
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) recent report found significant delays in states’ implementation of a background check program for long-term care employees. Because the interplay between Ban the Box laws and long-term care background checks can be complex, health care providers should keep a close eye on their states’ progress to ensure compliance once fully implemented.

Established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the background check program provides as much as $160 million in federal funds for states that voluntarily implement the program.

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