Property managers should consistently implement background checks on tenants and building employees to maintain the safety and legitimacy of the complex. However, in Delaware, legislatures are attempting to change the laws which currently lack measures to prevent criminals from working in mental health clinics and other departments in the medical sector, Delaware Online reports.
According to the news source, 65 employees are currently working in health departments across the state that didn't have to go through a criminal background check. Kevin Ann Huckshorn, state director of the division of substance abuse and mental health, told the news source he's surprised by the lack of safety measures instated by health departments, and patients should be better protected by the healthcare system. "No matter if you work in an inpatient or outpatient facility, you're working with vulnerable people," Huckshorn told the news source. "The public deserves to know the people working with them have met these thresholds - just like the kids' department has for years." Retirement homes, mental health clinics, assisted living complexes and any property that houses individuals in-need should employ trustworthy aides that have gone through detailed background checks.