Monday, July 23, 2018

Someone just asked us about background checks and contracted staff, do you need on in their file?

The quick answer to this question is yes, you do.  The long answer is that contacted staff are to be treated just like employees.  The difference is in how you pay them.   Assuming you have a file on all your contracted staff, then anyone with direct patient care tasks, I would expect to see a full background check on them.  This is a human resources regulation and falls under the HR section of the Joint Commission as well for home care services certification.

Hope this helps, please provide us with more questions anytime.