Overview of Criminal Background Check Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities

*Georgia Long-term Care Background Check Program  O.C.G.A. § 31-7-350 et seq.

The Georgia Long-term Care Background Check Program requires fingerprint criminal background checks of owners, applicants for employment and direct access employees at the following long term care facilities: Adult Day Centers; Intermediate Care Facilities; Assisted Living Communities; Nursing Homes; Home Health Agencies;   Personal Care Homes; Private Home Care Providers AND Hospices.

For more details view a PDF version of the Power Point slides prepared by Melanie Simon, Executive Director, HFRD  HERE!

DCH/HFRD also has prepared some FAQ's related to the Georgia Applicant Processing Service (GAPS) which can be found HERE!