4 Questions to Ask Before Being Treated By a CNA
Connecticut private healthcare companies, hospitals and health facilities employ 37,000 licensed certified nurse assistants (CNAs). Individual facilities are responsible for conducting background checks and drug tests. The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health does not currently have any drug testing requirements for any profession.
A Washington, Connecticut woman was recovering from back surgery and privately hired a CNA to help her during recovery. This CNA and her boyfriend stole money, jewelry and other personal property from the patient’s home.
If you or a loved one are in need of extra healthcare help, consider asking the agency or individual CNA these questions:
- When was your certification last renewed? Validate that information here.
- Do you have references? Check them.
- Where did you complete your CNA training? Verify their coursework completion.
- Were you ever convicted of a felony? Conduct a criminal and sex offender background check.
Whether you are recovering from a Connecticut auto accident, a Connecticut slip and fall, or looking for help with caring for an elderly family member, the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan remind you to thoroughly vet any healthcare provider who treats you or your loved one at home.