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Can you work in HEALTHCARE if you've ever been arrested (but no charges were filed)?

No bashing please...just skip to the next question if you feel the need to judge.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • That would be something each company/hospital/nursing home to put into consideration.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • If no charges were filed then I would think you could safely say you have never been convicted. I've never applied for a healthcare job, but all the applications I've ever seen for anything ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony or a misdameanor. I could be wrong, but i would think you should be ok.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:21 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Probably depends on the crime. If it was for a violent crime I would hope it would be impossible to get the job.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • It depends on the crime. It may have been bad,like stealing and the people were nice and dropped the charges...so it just depends on the case. I personally got in trouble for swimming in an apartment complex pool after hours, once when i was a teenager...so silly stuff like that I dont think they would care. Bigger things, I am sure they would.
    sweetest-sin7

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • It depends on the crime, the job and the state/company policy.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:57 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

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