A bill filed Tuesday would require that all nursing home staff, not just employees in direct contact with residents, be subject to background checks.
State Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, right, sponsored the legislation, saying the move would not cost the state any money, the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Valarie Honeycutt Spears reports.
The bill would affect staff such as custodians, maintenance employees and food- service workers. Workers who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, if it is not related to abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult, would still be eligible for hire. (Read more)