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.
Lead Researcher: Susan M. Skillman, MS
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funder:HRSA: HWRC Health Equity
|Dunlap B, Basye A, Skillman SM.||Background Checks and the Health Workforce: Practices, Policies and Equity||PUBLICATION||11-01-2021|