Lake Superior College
Allied Health and Nursing Division
Continuing Education & Customized Training
Student Background Study/Check and Health Document Requirements
Students in the Allied Health and Nursing Division with direct patient contact will be required to obtain one to three background studies/checks (MN & WI studies & National check). Lake Superior College shall make available to Allied Health and Nursing Division students pertinent screening information from applicable screening authorities used by clinical sites. Intent to enroll in or acceptance by any Allied Health and Nursing Program is not a guarantee of clinical placement.
Minnesota and Wisconsin state laws require all students in the Allied Health and Nursing Division must participate in required background screening (Minnesota Department of Human Services/DHS background Study and Wisconsin Department of Justice Background Study). Any individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study/check, and whose disqualification is not set aside, will not be permitted to participate in clinical placement, resulting in failure to progress in the program of study.
National background checks due to agreements with Lake Superior College clinical partners may also be required for direct patient contact. Eligibility to participate in direct patient contact is determined solely by Lake Superior College clinical partners.
If a student is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of any background study/check, and this disqualification is not set aside or expunged, he/she will not be permitted to participate in direct patient care in their program of study resulting in failure to progress in their program of study. It is the student’s responsibility to pursue the set-aside and/or expungement of any background study/check disqualification NOT the program director, Lake Superior College and/or clinical partners. Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the student.
Clinical partners have the right to refuse to have a student on site. Allied Health and Nursing programs do not guarantee an alternative facility placement, and if no alternative facility placement is available, a student cannot progress in a program.
Lake Superior College shall notify students of screening results and/or adverse events as required, including a student’s eligibility to participate in patient care.
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study.
Students are required to provide documentation of health assessment and immunization status as required by the specific health program/course and the site of the student’s clinical experience. Please refer to your program/course information for health assessment and immunization documentation requirements. Health Occupation Programs History and Physical Examination Form.
Students are required to sign the LSC Authorization for Release of Student Information form, authorizing LSC to release background studies and health documents information to clinical sites providing clinical experience for LSC students. LSC does not seek alternate clinical sites in situations where the clinical site denies student clinical participation based on background or health document information.
Failure to complete the program/course required background studies, health assessment documentation, and immunization documentation in compliance with the date stated by the program/course may result in the suspension of your acceptance to the program/course. Final acceptance to the program/course and program/course progression is conditional upon successful completion of requirements for background studies and health documents.