Thursday, May 27, 2010

Napa County Supervisors say background checks now mandated for private caregivers

"Napa County leaders passed a new ordinance this week requiring that privately hired caregivers working in the county undergo criminal background checks.

The Board of Supervisors is also urging the five cities in the county to pass their own laws or model a regulation on the one passed unanimously by the board this week.

The effort comes after years of lobbying by elder advocates concerned about the vulnerability of seniors with workers in their homes. While registered nurses must undergo background checks, until now caregivers were not subject to the same requirements."  
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