Essential Background Checks
The healthcare industry has no choice but to conduct comprehensive background checks on prospective employees. The reason is because of the many potential negative repercussions that could arise from hiring the wrong candidate.
Here are just three examples of why background checks for Louisiana healthcare professionals are essential:
1.) Healthcare professionals are dealing with patients, and patients require the best possible care. By hiring an incompetent healthcare professional, patients’ lives are being put at risk.
2.) A dramatic rise in regulations and litigation over the years have put healthcare providers in a more vulnerable position. By hiring an incompetent healthcare worker, healthcare providers increase the likelihood of unwanted litigation.
3.) The healthcare industry provides lucrative careers and candidate pools tend to be composed of highly qualified individuals. How can a healthcare provider know unequivocally they are hiring the best candidate without having all of the information they need?
Global Data Fusion’s Louisiana Healthcare Worker Background Checks
Global Data Fusion is an authorized agent of the Louisiana State Police
“Louisiana Law” TITLE 40 — Public health and safety RS 40:1300.52 a. a. a. Employment of non-licensed medical personnel and licensed ambulance personnel.
Simply, the law states, that an employer shall obtain a background check
through the Louisiana State Police or its Authorized Agent for a non-licensed person or any licensed ambulance personnel offering to provide nursing care, health-related services, or supportive services to any individual.
Definition of an Authorized Agent: An “Authorized Agent” is defined as a private entity authorized by the Office of State Police (OSP) to conduct criminal history checks.
As per Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the following is a list of the specific charges which are considered “disqualifying offenses” when applying for a non-licensed healthcare worker position in Louisiana.