Health Compliance

Health Compliance Overview

Health Compliance at Grand Valley State University was established to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff that participate in clinical training activities at affiliated facilities meet certain requirements.

Infectious diseases are common in many affiliated training facilities. To protect everyone involved, Health Compliance requirements have been established using local, state, and federal statutory regulations, accreditation standards, and GVSU policy.

Health Compliance at GVSU is administered through the university's secure Blackboard online course management system. Prior to clinical placement, individuals are notified and assigned a Health Compliance Blackboard account. All Health Compliance records and training are accessible to students through Blackboard up to one year after graduation and to faculty/staff while they are affiliated with the university.

Health Compliance requirements are discipline-specific and are located within assigned Blackboard Health Compliance accounts.

Health Compliance Requirements

Health Compliance requirements are established in collaboration with each academic program and are in accordance with contractual affiliation agreement requirements. The following are compliance items that may be required by each academic program area of study:

  • Physical Examination - must be completed by a licensed physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant
  • Immunization Record and/or Serologic Titer Tests may be needed for all of the following (with a possible option to demonstrate immunity through serologic titer blood testing) for the following:
    • Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus
    • Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Annual Influenza
    • Meningococcal
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening - initial 2-step baseline TB testing with annual testing thereafter
  • CPR Certification - specific to academic program requirements
  • Criminal Background Check
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen
  • Fingerprinting
  • Bloodborne Pathogens, TB & Infection Control, HIPAA, and FERPA Training - annual review and testing
  • Color Blind Testing
  • Respiratory FIT Testing

Submitting Health Compliance Documents

Health Compliance documents should be uploaded directly into Blackboard accounts by scanning and attaching the file(s).

Copy machines with scanning capabilities are located in the following locations:

  • Cook-DeVos Health Sciences Building
    • CHS 290
    • CHS 490
  • Allendale Campus
    • Zumberg Library - Floors 1, 2, and 4
  • Pew Campus
    • Steelcase Library at DeVos

Original documents should be kept by the individual in their personal file for future reference.

If needed, alternative Health Compliance document submission may be through:

Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences - CHS 500

301 Michigan Street NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 331-5812

Fax:  (616) 331-5640

Affiliation Agreements

In general, affiliation agreements are established for each location where training and learning activities occur with GVSU students involved. GVSU has agreements with hundreds of locations within the United States and some international locations. If students are considering an international location for educational placement there are guidelines to assist in navigating the process in the International Clinical Site Placement for Health Profession Students Protocol and also through Padnos International Center.