OIG Details Home Health Criminal Background Check Requirements in 41 States

June 20, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​In the absence of a federal law or regulation, home health agencies must work within state or other local laws to determine the extent of required criminal background checks on their potential employees. A newly released survey from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that of the 50 states and Washington, DC, 41 have such regulations and an additional 4 states have plans to implement them.

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