Chabot College is required to secure background checks on all students entering clinical studies. We will review the following for each and every student.
1. Social Security Number Trace
2. Felony/misdemeanor Criminal Conviction Search
3. Combined OIG.GSA Exclude parties/Debarment List Search
4. A pre-placement drug screen
Investigative reports may include information concerning your character, general reputation and personal characteristics, mode of living and may include information obtained through interviews. These consumer reports may also include investigative consumer reports obtained from:
BRN Guidelines for student background and drug screen.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony it is possible you will be denied placement in one or more hospitals that are used for clinical experience or the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) may not grant you a license. You will need to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the BRN that the behavior for which you were convicted is no longer a problem. Please contact the BRN or review the California Nurse Practice Act - Section 480 at www.rn.ca.gov. It is best to have a 'clean' background. If possible, it is recommended the individual student take steps to expunge convictions from their records prior to a background check.
Students are required to have 'clear' drug screen prior to program admittance. Positive results on any non-prescription drug will result in dismissal from the program.
Drug testing will be performed using a 10 panel, urine-based test performed at SMAHSA certified laboratories. An adulteration test will be performed as well. All drug tests will be sent to a medical review officer (MRO). Every individual that has a non-negative laboratory result will have an opportunity to speak with an MRO before a report is made to client.