Criminal Background Check: Nursing Home Employment

Criminal Background Check Fact Sheet:

Nursing Homes

Are you are seeking a job at a nursing home, adult foster care home or hospice? Will you be providing direct care to an older adult? If so, your background will be checked for criminal convictions.  Your background must be checked before you are hired for a full-time, part-time, or even temporary position. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCCI) will search for records of these crimes:

Crimes involving homicide and assault: aggravated murder; murder; voluntary manslaughter; involuntary manslaughter; felonious assault; aggravated assault; assault;  failing to provide for a functionally impaired person; aggravated menacing; and patient abuse or neglect;

Crimes involving kidnapping and extortion: kidnapping; abduction; extortion; and coercion;

Crimes involving sex offenses: 

rape; sexual battery; gross sexual imposition; sexual imposition; importuning; voyeurism; public indecency; §2907.12 (now repealed);  prostitution after positive HIV test; disseminating matter harmful to juveniles;  pandering obscenity; pandering obscenity involving a minor; pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor; and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance;

Crimes involving theft and fraud:

aggravated robbery; robbery; aggravated burglary; burglary; breaking and entering; theft; unauthorized use of a vehicle; unauthorized use of computer, cable, or telecommunication property; passing bad checks; misuse of credit cards;  forgery - forging identification cards or selling or distributing forged identification cards; Medicaid fraud; securing writings by deception; insurance fraud; and receiving stolen property;

Crimes against the family:

criminal domestic violence;

Crimes involving conspiracy or weapons:

illegal conveyance of weapons, drugs or other prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution; carrying concealed weapons; having weapons while under disability; improperly discharging firearm at or into a habitation, in a school safety zone or with intent to cause harm or panic to persons in a school building or at a school function;

Crimes involving drugs:

corrupting another with drugs; trafficking; aggravated trafficking in drugs; possession of controlled substances; permitting drug abuse; deception to obtain a dangerous drug; and illegal processing of drug documents;

Crimes involving adulteration of food:

placing harmful or hazardous objects in food or confection.

This article is meant to give you general information and not to give you specific legal advice. Prepared by Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. Updated February 2013. CE-89-F248-CLAS