Background checks

Background checks are required for travelers for most hospitals. Hospitals understandably want to ensure that patient care is not compromised by workers who are convicted felons, or have committed fraud, or appear on a relevant database such as a sex offender registry. Generally the agency is responsible for performing background checks, although because of chain of custody and conflict of interest problems (an agency has a profit motive to falsely claim a clear background on a traveler), some hospitals will run their own background checks on travelers.

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