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Background and Drug Screen   

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:

Certified Background  1845 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 Student Services 888-666-7788

BRN Guidelines for student background  and drug screen. Hospital Council of Northern California Background and Drug Screen Statement

Chabot-Las Positas Community College Drug Free Policy

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  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.

Drug Screen

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.

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