Evaluation of a Seven State Criminal History Screening Pilot Program for Long-Term Care Workers Academic Article uri icon


  • This article summarizes results from an evaluation of a federally sponsored criminal history screening (CHS) pilot program to improve screening for workers in long-term care settings. The evaluation addressed eight key issues specified through enabling legislation, including efficiency, costs, and outcomes of screening procedures. Of the 204,339 completed screenings, 3.7% were disqualified due to criminal history, and 18.8% were withdrawn prior to completion for reasons that may include relevant criminal history. Lessons learned from the pilot program experiences may inform a new national background check demonstration program.

author list (cited authors)

  • Radcliff, T. A., White, A., West, D. R., Hurd, D., & Côté, M. J.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • March 2013