Background checks are intended to prevent harms to clients and businesses and ensure a quality workforce, but they may also exclude qualified workers. This study examined why and how background checks are used; the broad variation of laws, regulations and policies that govern them; evidence relevant to their use and potential misuse; and ways to use background checks to help ensure patient/client safety while supporting health workforce development.
Authors:Dunlap B, Basye A, Skillman SM.
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Dunlap B, Basye A, Skillman SM.. Background Checks and the Health Workforce: Practices, Policies and Equity. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Nov 2021.
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