Year 2 Requirements
Each item below has specific instructions on completing and submitting the requirements in addition to a contact person should you have any questions.
VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK
Note: You must have a valid VSC at all times in the program. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR VSC TO LAPSE.
To remain in good standing, you must provide an original copy of your Police Records Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to the FHS Professionalism Office on an annual basis and prior to your current check expiring. If you fail to do so you may be considered in breach of the Police Records Check Policy. It will take up to 5 business days for your VSC to be processed by the Professionalism Office, and for the program to receive verification, so plan accordingly. Note that the original copy you submit will not be returned to you unless you include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Students are responsible for making their own copies. If you require a copy from the professionalism office, a fee of $30 will be charged (see program handbook).
*Note: Some placement sites require more frequent Vulnerable Sector Checks, such as every 6 months. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the individual requirements of any sites where you are placed.
For full instructions and forms, go to:
One original Police Records Check VSC should be mailed to:
FHS Professionalism Office
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Please direct any questions to Patricia Hartnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-525-9140 x22249.
HEALTH SCREEN RECORD
Deadline: July 31, 2019
These are mandatory requirements for continued participation in clinical activities.
- Students granted full clearance in Year One are required to submit annual tuberculosis (TB) screening.
- Students granted provisional clearance are required to complete all outstanding requirements, in addition to annual TB screening. This includes adult pertussis (Tdap), all outstanding vaccinations for tetanus/diphtheria/polio, and Hepatitis B vaccinations/serology.
- Students returning from a leave of absence are required to complete all outstanding requirements and any updated requirements, in addition to annual TB screening.
Full information on requirements can be found here: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/healthscreening/upperyearstudentshealthscreeningrequirements.html
Forms and Submission details can be found here: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/healthscreening/formsandsubmission.html
Please direct any questions to Patricia Hartnett at email@example.com or 905-525-9140 x22249.
CPR TRAINING (BLS LEVEL)
The Faculty of Health Sciences supports a 2-year re-certification period for CPR Training (BLS). Students may therefore need to re-certify to ensure they are covered until the end of the program.