Authorizing Legislation

Title VI, Subtitle B, Part III, Subtitle C, Section 6201 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PL 111-148) established the framework for a nationwide program for States to conduct background checks on all prospective direct access employees of long term care facilities and providers. The program's purpose is to identify efficient, effective, and economical procedures for States to use to conduct background checks. The program will be evaluated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.