THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
NEED TO CONSIDER
BEFORE HIRING A BACKGROUND CHECKING COMPANY
- Are their reports compliant with FCRA and state law?
- Do they provide identity and credential validation for your remote workers?
- Do they provide continuous monitoring of regulations that may impact your business?
- Do they provide vaccination validation?
The healthcare industry is built on trust. Criminal background checks are not as rigorous for those working in healthcare. To make sure that the right person is on their team, many hospitals and clinics conduct thorough academic credentials exams before assigning them to patients but don't always thoroughly examine criminal records of potential employees or visitors alike.
Healthcare organizations have a responsibility to verify the credentials and relevant experience of their physicians, which can be difficult with such scrutiny in place for new hires due only partly because patients' lives depend upon accurate decisions being made quickly by those who know them best - their caregivers! Criminal background checks are not as rigorous for those working in healthcare. To make sure that the right person is on their team, many hospitals and clinics conduct thorough academic credentials exams before assigning them to patients but don't always thoroughly examine criminal records of potential employees or visitors alike.
Criminal screenings only catch offending behaviors after they've occurred which can result in devastating consequences when lives depend upon quick decisions made under pressure.
FCRA governs how credit bureaus can collect and share information about individual consumers. Violations of the FCRA can carry fines including damages if any are incurred. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuit filings by consumers continued their upward trend throughout 2021 with a 12.8 percent increase in December 2021 compared to November 2021, as well as a 3.5 percent increase for the full year of 2021 from 2020, according to a year-in-review report by WebRecon LLC. FCRA violation can result in $100 - $1,000 in statutory damages. If the company screen hundreds or thousands of candidates, one class-action lawsuit could pose a potential for hundreds of thousands of dollars or more with these damages, exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state law is a top priority for background check providers. They must ensure their reports are not only accurate but also comply with all regulations that may impact your business, from identity theft protection to vaccination records checks.
Now that the pandemic changed the work set-up, it's only right to know if you're company is ready for what this comprises as more and more employees prefer working from home.
Still, with the effect of the pandemic, vaccination validation is expected for most companies who are back working onsite.
Are your background checks in compliance with FCRA regulations? Are they updated with state laws and regulations?