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National Background Check Program for Long-Term Care Providers: A Final Assessment

The National Background Check Program (NBCP) provides grants to States to develop programs for conducting background checks of prospective long-term care provider employees. NBCP was launched through legislation enacted in 2010 and included a mandate for OIG to produce an evaluation of NBCP within 180 days of the program's completion. This report will be the final report in a series to fulfill this mandate. When NBCP ends, we will determine the extent to which States conducted background checks during and after program participation. We will determine the cost of conducting background checks, the number of applicants who received a background check, and those who were disqualified from employment during and after NBCP participation. Additionally, we will determine whether States experienced unintended consequences, the program's impact on reducing the number of incidents of neglect, abuse, and misappropriation of resident property, and the long-term impact of the program.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
February 2024 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Background Check Program for Long-Term Care Providers: A Final Assessment Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-24-00100 2025