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Criminal Background Checks for Health Programs

  1. Criminal Background checks will be conducted prior to application to a health program.
  2. Both an FBI and a BCII check will be done.

If you have been convicted of certain felonies or misdemeanors, you may be refused placement at clinical/practicum site.  You must complete placements at clinical/practicum sites in order to obtain your degree in certain programs.  Also, certain convictions may make you ineligible to take the licensure or certification examinations.  Therefore, in order to guide your program decision at Stark State, both FBI and BCI Criminal Background checks must be done prior to application to a health program through the Stark State Security Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Building.

Criminal background checks will be required for all students prior to application to a health and human services program.  It is a Health and Human Services Division policy to refer to various sections of the Ohio Law & Regulations for certification and licensure boards that persons convicted of certain felonies or misdemeanors may wish not to pursue health programs at Stark State College because that person may not be able to take the licensure or certification examinations; may be refused acceptance of placement by the clinical/practicum sites; or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice.  For more information, refer to Ohio Revised Code Section 3701-13-05 or contact the applicable licensure/certification board.