When Legal Locator Service does the background screening of a job applicant, we, of course, check the individual’s criminal history.

There’s more to it than you might think. You might not have heard of the Office of Inspector General Exclusion List. The OIG, which is part of the Department of Health & Human Services, has a list of people who are prohibited from participating in federal healthcare programs and therefore cannot be hired by healthcare providers, contractors, or suppliers.

People on the list have committed crimes such as fraud or violating program requirements.

The exclusions are not always permanent – the list is always changing. Also, employers must monitor this list, in the event an employee is added to it.

The OIG must be checked and then monitored, as employers who hire people on the list – knowingly or unknowingly – can face fines, penalties (such as exclusion from federal healthcare programs), and criminal charges.

To ensure you comply with laws and regulations, use Legal Locator Service for background screening. We’ve been in business for over 28 years. Call us at 866-225-2435 (toll-free) or 503-697-5821. Certified Oregon Women-Owned Business providing services globally. Multilingual speaking office.