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 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:
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:
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 400
301 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 331-5812
Fax: (616) 331-5640
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.