Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access Employees of Long Term Care Facilities and Providers

CMS is conducting a nationwide program that will identify efficient, effective and economical procedures for long term care facilities and providers to conduct background checks on prospective direct patient/resident access employees.

Eligible facilities and providers include skilled nursing

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facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice care providers, long-term care hospitals, personal care service providers, adult day care providers, residential care providers, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded disabled (ICFs/MR) and other entities that provide long-term care services, as specified by each participating State.

The State Office of the Governor, State Medicaid Agency, or the State Survey Agency may apply for funding under this grant opportunity.

CMS will accept only one application per State; therefore we encourage State offices and agencies to work collaboratively to develop one application packet when deemed appropriate.

If more than one application is received for one State, CMS reserves the right to determine which application to select.

Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access Employees of Long Term Care Facilities and Providers

Additional Information of Eligibility:
States may apply for funding under this grant opportunity.

By ?State? we refer to the definition provided under 45 CFR 74.2 as ?any of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, or any agency or instrumentality of a State exclusive of local governments.? By ?territory or possession? we mean Guam, the U. S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

A State?s Office of the Governor, State Medicaid Agency, or State Survey Agency may apply for funding under this grant opportunity.

Any previously-awarded State that received less than the maximum permitted may at any time request an increase up to the maximum allowed by law provided that (a) the State submits a proposed modification to their plan that details and justifies the increase, (b) the State provides the requisite matching funds from acceptabl e sources, (c) CMS will evaluate the proposals on a flow basis; and (d) CMS reserves the right to fund less than requested.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=15529

Contact:
Grants.gov Contact CenterPhone Number: 1-800-518-4726Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.support@grants.gov

Agency Email Description:
Grants.gov Customer Support

Agency Email:
support@grants.gov

Date Posted:
2012-07-24

Application Due Date:
2012-10-31

Archive Date:
2012-11-30




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