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These are some of the reasons that government officials in Connecticut are pushing for legislation that will require agencies that deal manage home health aides to conduct background checks on every new employ. If this is passed, job seekers that have been convicted of a felony within the last 10 years will not eligible for these positions by law, according to the Hartford CourantConnecticut Association for Home Care Inc.
One of the government officials that are supporting this piece of legislation is Attorney General Richard Blumenthalhigh occurrence of background checks
”Home health and homemaker aides are entrusted with profound responsibilities and should be held to powerful standards,” said Blumenthal according to the paper. “A criminal background check for home health aides is not only reasonable, but common sense.”
If this is passed it will apply to all licensed home health care agencies, homemaker companion service agencies and homemaker-home health aide agencies. Currently the legislation is waiting to be heard by several committees. Since this process can take a decent amount of time, it is unknown when or if all such agencies will have to require background checks on new and existing employees.
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