Senate Weighs Expansion of Criminal Background Checks for LTC Workers

Sens. Herb Kohl (D-WI), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Pete Domenici (R-NM) succeeded in attaching an amendment to the FY 2009 Senate Budget Resolution passed in March that would set aside $160 million over three years to create a nationwide system of criminal background checks for long term care (LTC) workers.…