A new bill in the state senate would call for background checks of employees at nursing homes. Introduced on Tuesday, Senate Bill 406 would require nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities to conduct criminal background checks on all employees.
Under the bill, a state-wide “Caregivers’ Registry” would also be established. It would allow certain employers access to the background checks and other pertinent information. Evan Jones is with the law firm Blasingame, Burch & Garrard, Ashley, his primary focus is nursing home neglect and abuse.