Information for Students

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 Information for Clinical & Field Students

The Office of Clinical Placement Coordination (OCPC) supports students in clinical and field programs across UConn. We’re here to help you successfully navigate the compliance process in preparation for your required clinical and/or field placement experience(s). Our goal is to make this part of your academic career as smooth and painless as possible so you can get your training and get out there to work with patients and clients across Connecticut and beyond.

Below you’ll find links to training videos and compliance guides specific to your program as well as some general frequently asked questions. Please feel free to reach out to ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu anytime with questions about requirements, deadlines, your ADB/Complio account, or other compliance matters. Any questions about your program’s policies and procedures, placement schedules, or other programmatic matters should be directed to your program.

If you have any questions or concerns about flags or potential flags on your background check or drug screen, please reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu to discuss in a confidential manner.

ADB/Complio Log-In

Clinical and Field Placement Student Health Record

Physical Exam Form Only

Start Here – Welcome & Introduction

Need some help getting started? In this short welcome video, our Clinical Placement Compliance Specialist gives you a quick introduction to compliance and your first steps!

Programs - Compliance Deadlines, Trainings, and Important Information

Please select your program from the following list to expand key program-specific information related to compliance.

Department of Allied Health Sciences – Diagnostic Genetic Sciences (DGS)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Denise Anamani (denise.anamani@uconn.edu)
Administrative Contact: Leann Hennessey (leann.hennessey@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
DGS Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Note that this timeline reflects the standard cycle (internship start in January of final year). DGS students who will be doing an off-cycle internship should discuss with their program director and OCPC to determine appropriate compliance deadlines.

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring – Complete Compliance Preview Training (to be scheduled by program director)

First Year

Second Year

  • Deadline: November 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • All Program Forms
    • Health Insurance Card
  • Deadline: November 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • Drug Screen as instructed based on internship site requirements
  •  Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Department of Allied Health Sciences – Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Ellen Shanley (ellen.shanley@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Leann Hennessey (leann.hennessey@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
CP Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 10-panel Drug Screen
  • Deadline: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • CPR Certification (AHA BLS)
    • All Program Forms
    • Health Insurance Card

First Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Renewal Background Check
    • Renewal FACIS Level 3
    • Renewal Drug Screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Second Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Department of Allied Health Sciences – Dietetic Internship (DI)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Ellen Shanley (ellen.shanley@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Leann Hennessey (leann.hennessey@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
DI Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
  • Deadline: June 15-30 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 10-panel Drug Screen
  • Deadline: July 15
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • CPR Certification (AHA BLS)
    • All Program Forms
    • All Hartford Hospital Forms
    • Health Insurance Card

During Program

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Department of Allied Health Sciences – Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Rosanne Lipcius (rosanne.lipcius@uconn.edu)
Administrative Contact: Leann Hennessey (leann.hennessey@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
MLS Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring
    • Complete Compliance Preview Training (scheduled by your Program Director)

First Year

Second Year

  • Deadline: November 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • All Program Forms
    • Health Insurance Card
  • Deadline: November 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 10-panel Drug Screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Athletic Training (MSAT)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Rachel Chasse-Terebo (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Eleni Diakogeorgiou (eleni.diakogeorgiou@uconn.edu)
Director of Clinical Education: Neal Glaviano (neal.glaviano@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Rachel Chasse-Terebo (rachel.chasse@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
MSAT Compliance Guide (PDF)

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

First Year

  • Spring/Summer
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for instructions before ordering)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3
    • Drug Screen
  • Deadline: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification - American Heart Association BLS Provider or National EMT Certification
    • Program Forms
    • Health Insurance Card
  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Ongoing throughout Program

  • Deadline: annually by October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Long-Term Care Administration Certificate (LTC)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Juliette Shellman (juliette.shellman@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Elaine Holman (elaine.holman@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
LTC Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to program start

  • Complete Compliance Overview Training
  • Set-up ADB/Complio Account and begin working on requirements
  • Deadline: March 1 (or prior to starting internship hours)
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Information Release Form
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen

During Program

  • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Nursing – Certificate Entry Into Nursing (CEIN)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Marianne Snyder (marianne.snyder@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Susan Virkler (susan.virkler@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
CEIN Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
  • Deadline: October 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Information Release Form
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • Headshot/Passport-style photo
    • Resume
  • Deadline: November 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen

During Program

  • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Nursing – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Joy Elwell (joy.elwell@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Katie Huntington (kathryn.huntington@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
DNP Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

First Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Information Release Form
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • Headshot/Passport-style photo
    • Resume
    • RN License
  • Deadline: November 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen

Second Year and beyond

  • Deadline: November 1-15
    • Renewal Background Check
    • Renewal FACIS Level 3
    • Renewal 12-panel drug screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Nursing – Master’s Nurse Practitioner Programs: Acute Care, Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director-Acute Care: Kristin Bott (kristin.bott@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director-Primary Care: Ivy Alexander (ivy.alexander@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director-Family Nurse Practitioner: Annette Jakubisin Konicki (annette.jakubisin_konicki@uconn.edu)
Administrative Contact: Kaylea Medina (kaylea.medina@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
NP Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Summer
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen

First Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Information Release Form
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • Headshot/Passport-style photo
    • Resume
    • RN License

Second Year and beyond

  • Deadline: July 1-15
    • Renewed Background Check
    • Renewal FACIS Level 3
    • Renewal 12-panel drug screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Nursing – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Sandra Bellini (sandra.bellini@uconn.edu)
Administrative Contact: Kaylea Medina (kaylea.medina@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
NNP Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

First Year

  • Fall/Winter
  • Deadline: March 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • CPR Certification (BLS Provider/National EMT Certification and NRP)
    • Health Insurance
    • Information Release Form
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • RN License
    • Headshot/Passport-style photo
    • Current Resume
  • Deadline: March 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Second Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Updated Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Nursing – Nursing Undergraduate (NUG)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Marianne Snyder (marianne.snyder@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Amanda Moreau (amanda.moreau@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
Nursing Undergraduate Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Sophomore Year

  • Fall
  • Deadline: January 15
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (to participate in spring labs)
  • Deadline: March 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Polio
    • Information Release Form
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA/OSHA Training
    • Headshot/Passport-style photo
    • Resume
  • Deadline: April 1
    • Physical Exam
    • Tuberculosis
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-panel Drug Screen

Junior & Senior Years

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Updated Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Pharmacy – COMING SOON

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Rachel Chassé-Terebo (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Jill Fitzgerald (jill.fitzgerald@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Joshlyn Lucas-Nash (joshlyn.lucas-nash@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
School of Pharmacy Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Preparation for First Year (P1)

  • Summer
    • Complete Compliance Overview Training
    • Set-Up ADB/Complio subscription and begin working on requirements

First Year (P1)

  • Deadline: October 15
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tdap
    • COVID-19 Vaccine
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Tuberculosis (QuantiFERON/T-Spot blood test or two-step Mantoux PPD skin test)
    • CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS or National EMT Certification)
    • Student Consent & Attestation
    • Health Insurance Card
    • HIPAA Privacy & Security Training
    • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    • PPE Training for Pharmacy Learners
  • Deadline: ???
    • Connecticut Pharmacy Intern License
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed
    • Fulfill any agency-specific requirements your program notifies you to complete

Second Year (P2)

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Updated Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed
    • Fulfill any agency-specific requirements your program notifies you to complete

Third Year (P3)

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Updated Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed
    • Fulfill any agency-specific requirements your program notifies you to complete

Preparation for Fourth Year (P4)

  • Deadline: May 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed
    • Fulfill any agency-specific requirements your program notifies you to complete

Fourth Year (P4)

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Updated Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed
    • Fulfill any agency-specific requirements your program notifies you to complete

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Rachel Chasse-Terebo (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Director of Clinical Education: Jon Rizzo (jon.rizzo@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Rachel Chasse-Terebo (rachel.chasse@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
DPT Compliance Guide (PDF)

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

First Year

  • Summer
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for instructions before ordering)
    • Basic Background Check
    • FACIS Level 3 Background Check
    • 12-Panel Drug Screen
  • Deadline: October 1
    • Physical Exam
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tdap
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
    • Tuberculosis
    • CPR Certification - American Heart Association BLS Provider or National EMT Certification
    • Program Forms
    • Health Insurance Card
    • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    • HIPAA Privacy & Security Training

Ongoing throughout Program

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Psychological Sciences – PhD in Clinical Psychology (PSYC)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Marianne Barton (marianne.barton@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Debra Vardon (debra.vardon@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training - COMING SOON
PSYC Compliance Guide (PDF) - COMING SOON

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
    • Complete Compliance Overview Training
    • Set-up ADB/Complio account and begin working on requirements
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
  • Deadline: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • All Program Forms
    • HIPAA Training

First Year and Beyond

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • July 1-15 (fifth year and beyond unless required by placement facility - wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Renewal Basic Background Check
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Physiology & Neurobiology – MS in Surgical Neurophysiology (Interoperative Neuromonitoring) (IONM)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Rachel Chassé-Terebo (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Payam Andalib (payam.andalib@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact:

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
IONM Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/ASAP after matriculation
    • Complete Compliance Overview Training
    • Set-up ADB/Complio Account and begin working on requirements

During Program

  • Deadline: June 15
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • All Program Forms
    • CPR Certification
    • Basic Background Check
    • Drug Screen
  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

School of Social Work – Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director:
Admin Contact: Nancy Urcinas (nancy.urcinas@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
BSW Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Junior Year

  • Fall
  • Deadline: April 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Tuberculosis
    • All Program Forms
  • Deadline: May 1-31 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check

Senior Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription other expiring items as needed

School of Social Work – Master’s of Social Work (MSW)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: Bambi Mroz (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director:
Admin Contact: Nancy Urcinas (nancy.urcinas@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training (Video)
MSW Compliance Guide

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Note: Due to the nature of the MSW admission cycle and the possibility of completing the program on a part-time basis, students may be beginning to work on their compliance requirements at slightly different times. To accommodate this, we have set deadlines for three distinct groups: 1) Continuing MSW students preparing to begin their first year of field placement; 2) incoming MSW students admitted by 4/15 for fall semester; and 3) incoming MSW students admitted by 7/15. If you have any questions about which deadline group you fall into, please reach out to the School of Social Work or OCPC as soon as possible for clarification. The School of Social Work cannot begin the process of placing you with your field agency until you are fully compliant.

Prior to First Year of Field Placement

  • Continuing MSW students: Winter/Spring / All incoming MSW students: ASAP after matriculation
  • Deadline - Continuing MSW students: April 1 / Incoming MSW students admitted by 4/15: June 1 / Incoming MSW students admitted by 7/15: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Tuberculosis
    • All Program Forms
  • Deadline - Continuing MSW students: May 1-15 / Incoming MSW students admitted by 4/15: June 1 / Incoming MSW students admitted by 7/15: August 1
    • Basic Background Check - do not complete before May 1

First Year of Field Placement

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • May 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Renewal Basic Background Check
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Second Year of Field Placement

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences – Doctor of Audiology (AudD)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director: Nancy McMahon (nancy.mcmahon@uconn.edu)
Admin Contact: Sirrah Galligan (sirrah.galligan@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training - COMING SOON
AudD Compliance Guide (PDF) - COMING SOON

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
    • Complete Compliance Overview Training
    • Set-up ADB/Complio Account and begin working on requirements
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • Drug Screen
  • Deadline: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • All Program Forms
    • CPR Certification
    • HIPAA Training
    • COVID-19 Training
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

First Year and Beyond

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Renewal Basic Background Check
    • Renewal Drug Screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences – MA in Speech Language Pathology (SLP)

Key Contacts

Primary OCPC Compliance Contact: (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu)
Faculty Director:
Admin Contact: Sirrah Galligan (sirrah.galligan@uconn.edu)

Key Compliance Information

Compliance Overview Training - COMING SOON
SLP Compliance Guide (PDF) - COMING SOON

Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

Prior to Program Start

  • Spring/Summer
    • Complete Compliance Overview Training
    • Set-up ADB/Complio Account and begin working on requirements
  • Deadline: July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Basic Background Check
    • Drug Screen
  • Deadline: August 1
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Physical Exam
    • All Program Forms
    • CPR Certification
    • HIPAA Training
    • COVID-19 Training
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

First Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • July 1-15 (wait for announcement with instructions)
    • Renewal Basic Background Check
    • Renewal Drug Screen
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Second Year

  • Deadline: October 1
    • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Ongoing
    • Renew ADB/Complio subscription and any expiring items as needed

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What’s the difference between American DataBank and Complio? I keep seeing both names.

American DataBank/Complio is the third-party compliance vendor that all UConn clinical and field programs use to track compliance, complete background checks and drug screens, etc. American DataBank (or ADB) is the overall company while Complio is the specific web-based platform where you will submit your documentation and track your compliance. For your general purposes, ADB and Complio refer to the same thing and can be used interchangeably.

I work during the week. Is it possible to complete requirements on the weekends?

Your physical examination will likely need to be completed by your primary care provider, who will also need to order your bloodwork for required titers. Some providers have flexible schedules with weekend hours. Other requirements (e.g., immunization boosters, flu shot, PPD tests, etc.) can likely be completed at most pharmacies or walk-in centers, many of which offer flexible scheduling. Depending on the time of year and your insurance, you may also be able to complete requirements at UConn’s Student Health & Wellness.

I submitted my records when I was admitted to UConn. Why do I have to submit more documents or complete more requirements?

Any documents you may have submitted when you entered UConn were to satisfy campus health standards. Requirements for clinical/field placements differ and, in many cases, the threshold is much higher because of the nature of the work you will be doing with patients/clients in the clinical/field setting.

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 form should I use for my physical examination?

  1. Use the form in the UConn Clinical Student Health Records Packet (link to form).
  2. Your physical will expire after one year. For subsequent physical examination submissions, you need only submit the physical examination page. You do not need to re-submit the immunization forms each time.

What are titers and where do I get my blood drawn for them?

Titers are blood tests that check for antibodies your body has built up in response to vaccines or past disease. A positive titer indicates immunity while a negative titer indicates a lack of immunity. For compliance items that require titers, your healthcare provider will likely need to order the specific bloodwork and instruct you about where to go for the blood draw based on practice affiliations. Make sure you know how and when you will receive lab reports with your quantitative titer results as these lab reports are what you will submit to ADB/Complio. Lab reports must include both quantitative results and reference ranges.

What happens if I have a negative titer?

If you have a negative titer, you will need to receive at least one booster and then a repeat titer. Please plan ahead for wait times between boosters and repeat titers and keep these schedules in mind when working on your requirements. For details on the timelines and steps for each requirement, please refer to your program-specific Compliance Guide and Compliance Overview Training. If you have any questions about what next steps you need to take, please reach out to ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu.

What is a non-responder?

A non-responder is a person whose body does not convert a vaccine into measurable immunity. Under UConn policy, you will be considered a non-responder for a specific immunization when you have an initial negative or equivocal primary titer, repeat all recommended immunizations (boosters), and have a negative or equivocal repeat titer. In this case, your provider will complete a non-responder form, which you will upload to ADB/Complio under the appropriate category/requirement. OCPC will review your form and notify your program so that everyone is aware of your non-responder status for placement purposes. It’s important for you to be aware of your non-responder status as well so that you can protect yourself from possible exposure in the clinical or field setting.

What do I do if I have a religious concern about immunizations?

It has been UConn’s experience that clinical and field placement agencies will not accept a religious exemption form in lieu of proof of immunity or immunization and will deny placements to any student who fails to provide such proof. If you have a question about requesting an exemption from certain immunization requirements due to religious reasons, please start by speaking with your program's clinical/field placement coordinator.

My program requires a two-step PPD for my Tuberculosis requirement. What is a two-step PPD?

All UConn programs have an annual Tuberculosis (TB) requirement, meaning that you will need to prove that you are free from an active TB infection each year. For all programs, the preferred method of doing this is a QuantiFERON blood test, which requires a single visit to your provider for bloodwork. Alternatively, you may use the Mantoux PPD Skin Test method to satisfy your TB requirement. PPD requirements vary by program, with some programs requiring a single-step PPD and others a two-step PPD. If your program requires a two-step PPD, that means that you'll complete two separate PPD skin tests 7-21 days apart. You'll need to follow these steps:

  • Provider Visit #1 - Implant PPD #1
  • Wait 48-72 hours
  • Provider Visit #2 - Read PPD #1
  • Wait 7-21 days from date of first test implant
  • Provider Visit #3 - Implant PPD #2
  • Wait 48-72 hours
  • Provider Visit #4 - Read PPD #2

Upload documentation showing implant, read, and result information for each PPD to your ADB/Complio account.

Please refer to your program-specific Compliance Overview Training and Compliance Guide for more details and deadlines for your TB requirement.

I have a concern about a potential flag on my background check or drug screen. What should I do?

Please reach out to clinicalcasemanager@uconn.edu right away to discuss any concerns about potential flags on a background check or drug screen. Note that discussing your concern with the Clinical Case Manager does not mean that the outcome of your background check or drug screen will be automatically acceptable for your program.

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.

My drug screen came back as a negative dilute. What is this and what do I do?

A negative dilute indicates overhydration, likely as the result of a desire to easily produce the required urine sample. Please make sure not to overhydrate prior to your drug screen as a diluted sample will result in a flagged order. Under UConn policy, a diluted sample is treated as a positive result and you will have three days in which to purchase and complete a new test at your own expense. 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. 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 screen 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.

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.

What if my name changes or I have had a recent name change?

If you have had a name change in the past seven years for any reason, you should enter your current legal name into your ADB/Complio profile as your primary name and any previous/former names as aliases. This will allow the review team to accept documents in your primary and any alias names. To add an alias, log into your ADB/Complio account at http://adb.uconn.edu and click “Edit Profile” to open your account details. Check the “I have an Alias or Maiden Name” box and then enter your alias information into the boxes that appear. Click the “Add Alias” button to save. You will have the option to add another if necessary.

For purposes of your background check, please make sure that your primary name in ADB/Complio matches exactly the name on your social security card. If it does not, you will likely have a flag on your background check and will need to complete a new one at your own expense.

For purposes of your drug screen (if required for your program), please make sure that the name on the order matches your government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license). Should this be a problem for any reason, please reach out to ADB/Complio and they can help you update the name on your drug screen order.

Do I need to do an international background check?

If you have lived internationally for 90+ consecutive days in the last seven years, you must order an International Criminal Background Check through ADB/Complio in addition to your other required background check component(s). For all programs, this can be found as an à la carte item on the ADB/Complio order screen. The base price of an international background check is $20.00 with additional fees varying by country. If your time spent abroad was exclusively on a U.S. military ship and/or base, you do not need to purchase/complete an additional international background check.

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.