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EXC-001: Criminal Background Checks for Nursing Home Personnel

Criminal Background Checks for Nursing Home Personnel: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports allowing businesses providing the services of an adult day care center, an adult family home, an assisted living facility, a community-based residential facility, a home health agency, a hospice, a nursing home or a treatment facility to request the Department of Justice to perform a criminal history search on any individual who may have access to patients or residents. The Society also supports the provision of criminal background checks to licensed day care centers for children. (HOD, 0411)*

*Currently under five-year policy review.