Health Compliance

This office supports students and faculty to ensure their compliance with program and fieldwork (a clinical affiliation, internship, externship, practicum, or field placement) requirements. Our office can help with verifying health clearances, vaccine information, compliance deadlines, criminal background and drug screen questions, and fieldwork onboarding.

Health Record Requirements

Take advantage of your program's Health Record Requirements Checklist located on the Health and Wellness Center page which lists all requirements and deadlines! Students are expected to remain in compliance with college, program, and fieldwork requirements throughout the duration of their program.

Guides for submitting documentation

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Students are advised to obtain immunity documentation when applying to their academic program or sooner. Some diseases, like Hepatitis B, often requires a booster dose before immunity can be confirmed and in some cases requires completion of a full second series-taking 6 months or more! 

Students must undergo an examination by a licensed physician, Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner within 1 year of the program’s start date. A completed Student Physical Exam Attestation Form specific to the academic program indicating "Cleared for all classroom/lab/fieldwork participation without restriction" is the only accepted form. Access your program's form via the Health Record Requirements Checklist link at the top of this page.

To track the health, program and clinical site requirements for the Nursing Program and newly hired allied health clinical faculty, we use an online document tracking system from a company named CastleBranch. “MyCB” is a secure health document management system to help facilitate compliance tracking, drug testing and background screening services. Health Compliance, as the Administrator for CastleBranch, has developed the following resources:

Compliance Policies and Procedures

  • Health Compliance will direct students through this ordering process 60-90 days prior to the start of clinical fieldwork or upon notice from the program clinical coordinator, whichever comes first.
  • Criminal Offender Record Check (CORI), background checks are required annually and must be on file prior to registering for classes. 
  • N95 Mask Fit Test Instructions
    • Before getting fitted for an N-95 mask, you must complete the medical evaluation and training for clearance. Once medically cleared (confirmed by checking e-form status 2-5 days later), make arrangements with your program to get N95 fit tested.
  • STCC COVID-19 PCR Surveillance Testing Requirement for Fieldwork Participation
    • Affiliating students who have been granted a COVID-19 vaccine accommodation by the College must comply with the testing guidelines noted in this document. 

Compliance Forms & Technical Standards

Related STCC Policies and Procedures

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help students & faculty navigate through clinical requirements to ensure student success by Supporting Students, Transforming lives.

Vision

To provide prompt and accurate compliance information to both our faculty and clinical partners by utilizing current resources and technology to improve and automate our processes, all while pursuing a level of community college excellence that is worthy of local and national recognition.

Contact

For information and answers to questions regarding health requirements for clinical fieldwork please contact STCC Health Compliance using the contact information below.

Health Compliance
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Room 180
compliance@stcc.edu
(413) 755-4592