OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – A registry that names adult caregivers with substantiated abuse claims has been quietly building since it was created last year.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that 51 people with proven histories of abuse and neglect of adults in professional care have been placed on the caregiver misconduct registry since it was created after Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 98 in April 2014.
The registry includes the names of paid employees and volunteers at adult care facilities such as nursing homes who have had complaints of abuse or neglect substantiated against them by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
The caregiver misconduct registry isn’t open to the public and can only be reviewed by agencies such as nursing homes who want to check on prospective or current employees.