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DE Weighs Mandatory Background Checks

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DELAWARE - The First State is looking at making criminal background checks mandatory for those seeking licenses as podiatrists, chiropractors, physicians, occupational therapists, optometrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, speech pathologists, audiologists and hearing aid dispensers.

The bill would also add a requirement that individuals currently licensed in those professions be fingerprinted by January 1, 2015. 

In another portion of the bill require that the Boards of Podiatry, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and Speech Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers permanently revoke the license of someone convicted of a felony sexual offense.

"The government should make background checks mandatory.  That'll be something for us to feel safe about.  You know who is working on using the hospital doctors office," says Virginia.

Lemuel Handy of Selbybille thinks "it's best to have a background checks.  Some of them could be robbers or crooks or anything like that."

The Senate Bill 98 was passed by the Senate in March, and was on Thursday's House agenda.

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