Clinical Compliance Basics
What is Clinical Compliance?
Clinical Compliance means being ready to work in a clinical setting. Clinical experience is essential to every Allied Health program, but, to serve in the clinical setting many requirements must be met in order to protect your safety, the safety of your peers, and the safety of the patients with whom you will be working.
You cannot enter the clinical site unless you are compliant.How Do I Become Compliant?
1. Attend a Compliance Session
- Your program will send you information about when and where you may attend a clinical compliance orientation session. These sessions are designed to provide you with all the necessary information you need to become compliant for your program.
2. When directed, sign up for your Castle Branch account
- Castle Branch: is an online compliance tracking system that manages the documents you need in order to become and remain compliant
- In order to register, you will receive codes given to you by the Compliance Coordinator at your compliance session.
- You will ONLY sign up when you are told do so by the Clinical Compliance Coordinator
- In addition to receiving a code to register with Castle Branch, you will obtain a code to purchase a Background Check.
3. Start Health Screening
- Health Screening
After you attend your clinical compliance session, you should begin your health screening. Please go to the Health Screening page for more information on what is required. Health screening requirements can take up to 9 months or more to complete.
4. Complete “Other Requirements” for your program
- Other Requirements
There are other requirements you will need in order become compliant. These may include:
- Compliance fees
- Drug screen
- Clinical orientation modules
- Mask fit(for Nursing only)
- Release of records form
- Other forms specific to your program