Employees working at a long term care facility before July 1, 1998 do not need a criminal history background check.
True. Those employed before July 1, 1998 do not need a criminal history background check.
John Holmes applied for a job at Happy Valley Nursing Home on August 2, 1998. A criminal background check indicates that he was convicted of retail theft as a Misdemeanor 1 in 1979 and convicted of theft by deception as a Misdemeanor 1 in 1983. Under the Act, Mr. Jones can not be hired.
True. He has 2 misdemeanor convictions within the 3900 series of the Crimes Code.
Facilities can employ applicants who have been a resident of Pennsylvania on a provisional basis for a single period not to exceed 60 days.
False. A facility can employ a person on provisional basis for a period not to exceed 30 days provided all requirements set forth in the law have been met.
If a person is seeking employment on September 1, 1999 in an adult day care center and has lived in the state of Pennsylvania since January 15, 1998, he would not need a FBI criminal history check.
False. Since the person has not lived in Pennsylvania at least two years before the date of an employment application made to work in a long term care facility as defined under the Act, he needs to have the FBI criminal history check in addition to the PSP check.
Hank Adams now is seeking employment to work as a nurse aid in a nursing home. The criminal background check indicated that he has a Misdemeanor 1 conviction for receiving stolen property. This makes him ineligible for hire.
False. To be ineligible, he would need 2 Misdemeanor or 1 Felony conviction under the 3900 Series of the Crimes Code.
The Act covers all Department of Public Welfare licensed and operated entities including personal care homes, community residential rehabilitation services, state mental hospitals, and community homes for individuals with mental retardation.
True. The Department of Public Welfare has determined that these facilities are covered under the Act.
Jane Doe was convicted of selling marijuana in 1977 when she was 19 years old and subsequently received a felony drug conviction. She is ineligible for hire in a long term care facility as defined by the Act.
True. Convictions under CS13A36 of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act is a Felony and precludes employment.
A physical therapist under contract to a nursing home is considered an employee.
True. Under the definition of employee, he is a person who has direct contact with residents.
If an applicant for employment brings a completed PSP check done two months prior, the facility can accept it as proof.
True. If the check is not more than one year old and the facility has no reason to doubt the validity of it.
Marty Rise pled guilty to public drunkenness which is a summary offense. He was found guilty of DUI which is a misdemeanor 2 offense. He pled guilty to a second count of DUI which is a misdemeanor 2 offense. This person is not eligible for hire.
False. DUIs are not a prohibitive offense under this ACT.
Forgery, as indicated in the Criminal Code, is a prohibitive offense.
True. Forgery as listed in the Criminal Code prohibits a person from being hired. However, forgery as listed in the vehicular code (e.g. forging a car inspection sticker) is not a prohibition to hire.
Volunteers are required to obtain criminal background checks.
False. Volunteers are not considered to be employees.