A criminal background investigation (CBI) and drug testing are required for each Health
and Human Services student who has been accepted into a Spartanburg Community College
curriculum program of study with the exception of ITP and ECD (only CBI required).
Students who have been found guilty, by a court of law, or pled no contest (nolo contendere)
to a crime, when conviction has occurred within the last 7 - 10 years, of the following
crimes are deemed unqualified to attend the clinical training. Crimes include the following
Child or adult abuse
Assault with a deadly weapon
Mistreatment of residents, patients/client
Misappropriation of resident/patient/client property
The clinical affiliate may exercise discretion regarding other convictions.
A criminal background check must be completed for each state the student has been
a resident in the last 12 months. Both the criminal background check and drug test
will only be conducted after the student has been accepted into a curriculum program
of study. The results of the background check and drug test must be obtained before
the student will be allowed into the clinical site. If the results of either of procedures
document a violation as indicated above, the results will be sent to the clinical
facility to be reviewed and a determination of whether the student would or would
not be allowed in clinical by that facility. The healthcare facility will send in
writing a statement whether the student has approval to attend clinical rotations
within their facility. Students with positive drug tests will be dismissed from the
program for 1 year. This counts as one attempt. They may recycle into a program only
once. Drug testing at the student s expense will be required each semester until he
or she completes the program.
Any student unable to attend a clinical affiliate will be required to withdraw from
his or her program of study.
If a student has an offense after completing the CBI check, he/she must notify the
department head or program coordinator in writing within 24 hours of the offense occurring.
If the department head or program coordinator are not appropriately notified in writing
within the time limit, disciplinary action will be taken against the student if this
information has been documented in the public domain.