Indiana Bill Would Require Criminal Background Check for Healthcare Employees
Indiana House Public Health Committee approved a bill that would require physicians, nurses and other medical workers to undergo a criminal background check when applying for a new state license, according to a News-Times report.
The current system has healthcare employees self-report their criminal background. The bill would also allow state boards to suspend, deny or revoke the licenses of people with criminal offenses determined to affect the person's ability to perform their duties.
The Indiana Senate has already approved a version of the bill that would also permit state boards to randomly select license renewal applicants for criminal checks.
Read the News-Times report on proposed criminal checks for medical workers.
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