Student Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening

Rule

Drug tests (urine screens) and criminal background checks are frequently requirements for employment, especially at health care facilities.  Such requirements are often in place for students who rotate through health-related facilities as part of required educational experiences, such as practica.  Students can expect and should be prepared for them.

Students must be aware that:

      1. If a drug test and/or a criminal background check is required for enrollment and or participation in any course or school-related activity, the expense for the test and/or check will be borne by the student or requesting agency.

      2. Results of a drug test and/or a criminal background check will not be the property of the School of Public Health.  The SPH will not require the submission of results to the School.

      3. If a student fails to pass a drug test and/or a criminal background check they may be ineligible for enrollment and/or participation in the course/activity being sought.

      4. The School of Public Health does not accept responsibility for any student being ineligible for coursework or continued enrollment in the School for any reason, including failure to pass a drug test or criminal background check.

 

Procedure

Criminal Background Checks

If required by the host organization or agency, students will provide the results of a criminal background check as mandated by the regulations of the host organization/agency. 

Drug Screening

If required by the host organization of agency, students will provide the results of drug screening examination as mandated by the regulations of the host organization/agency.