CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

114 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 2018–2019 Students may be required to undergo random drug screening, at the request of these institutions, prior to entering the facility for training. Drug Policy—Zero Tolerance The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences has a zero tolerance policy for drug use. This includes the use of illegal drugs; the use of controlled substances without a prescription; and the use of, or being under the influence of, alcohol while on rotation/clinical experience or in class. Should a student receive a positive drug or alcohol screen and follow-up screen, the student will be expelled from his or her program. If a student reports to the academic program for help with a personal drug or alcohol concern prior to being informed of an impending drug test, the student will be required to report to the dean’s office for referral to the HPD Student Assistance Program. The student will only be permitted to report to class or a rotation/clinical experience if cleared by the HPD Student Assistance Program and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Dean’s Office. Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure Department of Anesthesia Anesthesiologist Assistant programs in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). The certification process for anesthesiologist assistants includes an initial certifying examination, ongoing registration of continuing medical education, and interval examinations for continued demonstration of qualifications through the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA). Department of Audiology The Audiology Department is dually accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates will have completed the academic and clinical requirements necessary to be eligible to apply for a license as an audiologist and will have the option of a clinical placement that will make them eligible to pursue board certification in audiology from the American Board of Audiology, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA.