LA R.S. 40:1203:1 et seq. requires pre-employment background screening for all non-licensed healthcare personnel. But who exactly does this mean?
The simple answer here is “anyone who isn’t licensed.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), for example, is licensed, while a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is not. Therefore, these background checks would be specifically geared toward people coming in to work in positions at the training level of CNA or below.
This could be anyone who (for compensation) provides nursing care or other health-related services that are directly related to patient care to patients in a variety of facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes and individuals in their own home who are on hospice.