Linda Tripp, owner of the private provider Care Solutions, said previous employers rarely give information on how their ex-employees performed.She
understands the intent of labor laws is to protect ex-employees, but a special exception should be made for caregivers.
"Their (employment) records should be public knowledge," she
Federal law mandates states keep a registry of nursing home caregivers that includes the person's work history and any findings of abuse or neglect.No such system exists for caregivers of people with mental retardation in Louisiana.
"I've always said there should be a registry somewhere for caregivers that have been let go because of patient care," Tripp
"There's no organization that you can go to.Nobody wants to take responsibility to do that, and nobody wants to share that kind of information because of liability."
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