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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Over 90 percent of nursing homes in U.S. hire criminals

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CBS News has obtained a government report that says more than 90 percent of nursing homes hired employees with criminal convictions.

"Government investigators ran background checks on all workers who were employed on June 1, 2009 at 260 nursing homes across the country. The results showed 92 percent of the facilities hired at least one employee with a criminal conviction.The report, by the Inspector General for Health and Human Services, also says that at nearly half of the nursing homes, "five or more individuals" with criminal backgrounds were hired. "

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