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Utah Making the Move to Update Background Check Requirements

By Michael Klazema on 3/1/2012

The state of Utah is making a move to update background check policies when it comes to those who work in care facilities in the state. A new bill has been introduced with overwhelming support to update the way background checks are performed on certain employees. The employees who work in direct care facilities in the state and who work directly with patients are those who will be subject to these new background check requirements that are being updated for the first time since 1998.

This new bill would mean that employees of direct care facilities would no longer have to pay for background checks if they work at more than one facility and instead of only searching regional criminal information, these new checks would be done at the national level.

This expanded coverage is an excellent idea as compared to searching regionally, as such a limited focus leaves a window open for criminal histories to be missed. For example, if an employee had been convicted of elder abuse in New York, this would never show up in a Utah’s current background check.

Companies like backgroundchecks.com have products available like US OneSEARCH that will instantly search criminal records nationwide on employees. Anybody that needs to expand their search from a state to a national level can rely on backgroundchecks.com to provide cost effective instant searches that not only focus on criminal records but also search sex offender registries.

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backgroundchecks.com - a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) - serves thousands of customers nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies by providing comprehensive screening services.  Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an Eastern Operations Center in Chapin, S.C., backgroundchecks.com is home to one of the largest online criminal conviction databases in the industry. For more information about backgroundchecks’ offerings, please visit www.backgroundchecks.com.

 

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Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/53578477-90/background-bill-care-checks.html.csp


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