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Criminal Background Checks

Texas State University – Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Community Standard for Criminal Background Checks


Community Standards for criminal background checks were developed in conjunction with the CLS Advisory Committee to meet clinical agency compliance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards pertaining to human resource management. JCAHO requires verification of competency of all individuals who have direct contact with patients or employees; this includes students attending clinical rotations in the facility. Competency extends beyond technical skills to an individual's criminal history.


Effective Fall 2005 semester, criminal background checks for all currently enrolled and newly admitted students will be implemented. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for continuation in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program and placement in clinical rotations. Students will be given specific directions from the program about how to obtain the background check and urine drug screens. DO NOT complete a criminal background check or urine drug screen until requested by the CLS department.

Please carefully and fully review the following form which you will be required to sign and submit with your application to the Texas State University Clinical Laboratory Science Program.

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Allocation of Cost 

Cost of the criminal background check will be the responsibility for any students enrolled in the CLS Program in the Fall of 2005, and thereafter.

When to complete the Criminal Background Check

If you are accepted into the CLS Program, you will receive an acceptance email or letter.  After accepting your admission into the CLS Program, you will receive information via email on steps to complete and pay for your background check.

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