Many health care providers us the services of nurse staffing companies. In light of the importance of the services to be provided, it is important that providers fully investigate these companies before entering into any arrangements. At a minimum, the following due diligence should be conducted before hiring a nurse staffing agency:

  • Confirm Company is duly organized and in good standing by requesting current corporate good standing certificate
  • Review Company’s financial statements for most recent year-end
  • Lien search in Company’s state of formation to augment financial review
  • Request evidence of insurance and certificate naming health care provider as an additional insured
  • Confirm Company’s payment of payroll taxes, unemployment insurance and workers compensation premiums by examining prior year’s W-2 reporting
  • Review Company’s hiring/compliance guidelines and policies
  • Review tests/screening of personnel provided by Company
  • Require bonding/E&O coverage for Company
  • Google search Company and key officers
  • Review licensing issues
  • Site visit to Company
  • Professional references