College wide policies for Background Check and Drug Screening must meet contractual requirements for each internship or clinical facility site
(I/CFS) affiliation agreement. The affiliation agreement dictates the screening criteria
needed. Students applying for internships or clinical facility site rotations must
be notified in writing that they will be subject to background checks and drug screening.
In the written document, students must sign that they understand if screening "information
of concern" is found, they will not be allowed to commence their internship or clinical
facility site rotation. Appeals must be submitted to the Dean. Departments will inform
students that payment for screening is the students' responsibility. Pre-intern or
clinical facility site rotation students will be given a department account number
and directed to the website for CertifiedBackground.com. In summary, type and criteria
of screenings are mandated by I/CFS affiliation agreements.
Results will be reported to the Associate Dean. The Dean and/or Associate Dean will report to department heads or their designee that screening results did or did not include information of concern. If information of concern exists, the department head notifies the student that they are not eligible to commence their internship or clinical facility site rotation until it is resolved following department policy. Appeals are submitted to the Dean.
Records will be archived by CertifiedBackground.com. The Associate Dean will have access to electronic results. Hardcopy printing of results by the Associate Dean is available but not anticipated routinely. Records will be maintained in pursuant to ULM's record retention policy.