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Office of Clinical Placement Coordination

Important Announcement (6/30/21): This is an official notice that although the recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Connecticut and other states, UConn is required to continue testing for the presence of marijuana and to share drug test results that are positive for marijuana with placement facility sites (Facilities). There has been no indication that Facilities will be revising their drug testing requirements. As such, it is most likely that Facilities will deem drug test results that are positive for marijuana (including marijuana used for medical purposes with a valid prescription) as failing to meet their drug testing requirements. UConn Programs are not responsible for arranging placements for students who are unable to meet a Facility’s requirements. Additionally, even if such a Facility can be identified, there is no guarantee that a student who has tested positive for marijuana can be placed at that specific Facility. Students who do have a prescription for medical use of marijuana are strongly encouraged to inform the clinical case manager in advance of the drug screening. Please also be aware that, under some contracts between UConn and Facilities, the Facility can require random drug screens of students placed at the Facility at any time without giving notice to UConn or to the student. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu.

Compliance and Contracts for Health Profession Students

 

The mission Office of the Clinical Placement Coordination (OCPC) is to effectively and efficiently assure compliance and contracts for students and faculty university wide.

The Office of Clinical Placement Coordination works collaboratively with faculty, program directors, and students so students are prepared for their clinical and/or field placements consistent with legal, course and accreditation requirements as well as the mission of the school and program.

What We Do:

  • Guide students and faculty through their compliance requirements.
  • Manage affiliation, memoranda of understanding, and contract agreements for placements.
  • Confidentially assist students to resolve background checks and drug screen flags.
  • Manage cases when anonymity is needed.
  • Liaise with American Databank (third party compliance vendor),the UConn Office of General Counsel, and clinical agencies and field placement sites.

UConn Office of Clinical Placement Coordination

Frequently Asked Questions for Students


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

What are my compliance requirements and how do I know if I meet them?

Refer to your program-specific Compliance Overview Training and Compliance Guide to learn more about each of your requirements and your deadlines. Once you’ve completed a requirement and submitted documentation to ADB/Complio, your submissions will be reviewed by ADB/Complio staff to ensure that you meet each requirement. Watch your UConn email for notifications from ADB/Complio about rejected items and from OCPC about outstanding compliance requirements. Your ADB/Complio home screen will show you your overall status as well as your status for each category. You can also always email ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu with any questions about your compliance status.

How do I sign up for American DataBank/Complio?

If you are a matriculated UConn student, you should be able to sign into American DataBank/Complio by visiting http://adb.uconn.edu and logging in with your UConn netID and password. If you are having difficulty logging in, please determine whether you can sign into other UConn sites (HuskyCT, Student Admin, etc.). If you cannot access any sites with your netID, please contact UConn ITS to resolve. If you can access other netID sites but have difficulty accessing ADB/Complio, please let OCPC know right away by emailing ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu. Once you've signed into your ADB/Complio account and set up your profile, you'll then be able to order the appropriate package(s) for your program. Please refer to your program's specific Compliance Overview Training and Compliance Guide for details about what to purchase and when.

I have received all of my vaccinations. Why is this not sufficient for compliance?

Standards have changed and specifically for MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B, proof of past immunization is not sufficient to satisfy clinical compliance requirements. Instead, you must demonstrate that you have immunity via a positive titer (blood test).

What do I do if I’m notified of a flag on my background check?

If your background check is completed and you’re notified of a flag, it is your responsibility to reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu to discuss right away and begin the resolution process. Depending on the nature of the flag, you may have to provide additional documentation or repeat the background check (at your own expense).

What happens if I have a flag on my drug screen? Who pays for a re-test?

If you complete your drug screen and are notified that you have a flag of any kind, you must reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu to discuss right away. Under UConn policy, you ONLY have three days in which to purchase a new drug screen in ADB/Complio and complete it at your selected site so it’s very important for you to discuss your situation immediately. If you must re-test, you as the student are responsible for all costs associated with re-testing so that you can meet your clinical/field placement requirements.

You are allowed two attempts to pass the drug screening so, if your second test is also flagged, your overall positive result will be disclosed to your program and the clinical agency by the clinical coordinator. Placement will be at the agency’s discretion.

A note about diluted samples: Please make sure not to overhydrate prior to your drug screen as this can lead to a diluted sample, which will result in a flagged order. Under UConn policy, a diluted sample is treated as a positive result and the three-day policy outlined above applies. You will have three days in which to purchase and complete a new test at your own expense.

Which CPR certification is accepted? Where do I find a CPR class?

If your program requires that you hold current CPR certification, your certification must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or National EMT Certification. Alternate certifications are not accepted. If you're looking for a CPR course, we recommend starting at the American Heart Association website where you can search for BLS courses in your area. If you select an online/hybrid course, please make sure it has an in-person skills demonstration component or your certification will not be accepted for compliance.

How does the legalization of recreational marijuana impact my required drug screen?

This is an official notice that although the recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Connecticut and other states, UConn is required to continue testing for the presence of marijuana and to share drug test results that are positive for marijuana with placement facility sites (Facilities). There has been no indication that Facilities will be revising their drug testing requirements. As such, it is most likely that Facilities will deem drug test results that are positive for marijuana (including marijuana used for medical purposes with a valid prescription) as failing to meet their drug testing requirements. UConn Programs are not responsible for arranging placements for students who are unable to meet a Facility’s requirements. Additionally, even if such a Facility can be identified, there is no guarantee that a student who has tested positive for marijuana can be placed at that specific Facility. Students who do have a prescription for medical use of marijuana are strongly encouraged to inform the clinical case manager in advance of the drug screening. Please also be aware that, under some contracts between UConn and Facilities, the Facility can require random drug screens of students placed at the Facility at any time without giving notice to UConn or to the student. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu.