Background checks would reveal criminal backgrounds among nurses

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  • Updated: October 11, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Legislature should reconsider bills introduced during the last session.

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basia2186Oct. 11, 13 7:34 PM

This should have been done years ago. Self-report? Many, If not most in the nursing profession have access to their patients personal property. Either in the home or in facilities. Random checks should occur frequently. Set the bar a little higher people. Felons in nursing? Really.

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YoganaziOct. 12, 13 3:43 AM

Most states across the nation require fingerprinting for initial nurse licensure and background check for renewals. Iowa, Wisconsin and most border states have been performing this check for years. MN needs to step up and do a better Job protecting the public.

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jd55604Oct. 12, 13 8:48 AM

Yup, create even more un-employable people with criminal pasts. They can sit around their section-8 rentals collecting public benefits indefinitely because certain licensing monopolies want to use them as scapegoats whenever the media investigates some tragedy in the healthcare industry.

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vlombardyOct. 13, 13 9:38 AM

Our nurses are the best trained in the world, and are the backbone of health care in America. Ask any physician. Background checks certainly would be no problem for the vast majority of them, as it is for the vast majority of MDs.

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