PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 128 • have a repeated inconclusive and/or diluted drug or alcohol urine screen* • refuse to submit to a drug or alcohol urine screen • demonstrate illegal or disruptive actions related to drug or alcohol use • have an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia or other illegal possession/use of drugs • have a demonstrated dependence to drugs or alcohol will be referred to the CSP for further action, including the evaluation of potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. Should a student have a valid prescription for the medication, it will be reviewed by PCHCS administration prior to making the decision to refer the matter to the CSP. Please note that NSU’s Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Policy prohibits the use and possession of marijuana regardless of whether a valid prescription exists. *In the event of an inconclusive or diluted test result, the student will be required to submit to an additional urine drug screen within 24 hours of the inconclusive/diluted result. Should the repeat test be inconclusive and/or diluted, the student will be placed on an administrative break in enrollment until such time as the student can present a negative drug and/or alcohol screen, and will be referred to the CSP for review and possible disciplinary action. Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure Department of Anesthesia Anesthesiologist Assistant programs in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay 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 new NSU Denver Anesthesiologist Assistant program will be seeking initial accreditation by CAAHEP’s Committee on Accreditation (CoA), the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA). 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