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Georgia Enacts New Background Check Legislation for Long-Term Care Providers

Georgia has enacted a new law implementing a comprehensive program of background checks for Georgia long-term care facilities. The “Georgia Long-term Care Background Check Program” consolidates three existing background check statutes and replaces them ... read more

Last day of Legislature brings successes, disappointments on health care

“We’re going to save lives with this legislation ... care providers and adult day care centers. Vicki Johnson, chair of the Georgia Council on Aging, said her organization “identified the passage of a measure requiring tougher background checks ... read more

DARREL EALUM: Closing days of session will feature key legislation

In the people’s House, we have now shifted to consider legislation passed ... 16.9 million for a 4.3 percent provider rate increase for nursing homes and almost $1 million for increased background checks for long-term care facility owners and employees. read more

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