KCTCS Criminal Background Check Policy for Allied Health and Nursing Students
Policy Number: 6.9
Current Effective Date: 10/15/2008
Original Effective Date: 10/15/2008
Revision Dates: 10/15/2008
Revision Number: 0
Responsible Official: Chancellor
KCTCS does not require criminal background checks of its students, but in order to comply with state and/or federal laws, requirements of accrediting bodies, or as a precondition to assignment to or placement with any affiliating agency, colleges may establish policies (with legal review) necessary to comply with clinical agencies’ criminal background check policies. Specifications for required background checks may be established by the college.
Acceptance of a student for placement in a facility will be according to law (if applicable) or at the affiliate agency’s discretion. If an agency’s policy prevents a student from being placed in the facility, or if the student fails to submit to a criminal background screen, the student will not be able to complete the clinical/practicum experience and may be given the choice of failing the course or withdrawing.
Should the agency/affiliate not require a specific vendor, the college will provide students with the name of a vendor or a list of available vendors for the purchase of the required criminal background check. Students will be responsible for the cost of any required background checks.