Radiography

Authorizations for Criminal Background Check

For the protection of patients, employees, and students, it is the policy of NMU to secure a criminal background check on all students if their clinical rotation exceeds 120 hours. Each student will complete and sign a Disclosure/Consent form. This completed form is to be returned to the program office with the School of Clinical Sciences Immunization Form by August 1. Criminal Background Checks will be completed at cost to the student prior to acceptance into the program.  A criminal background check will be completed at cost to the student.

Criminal background checks will be conducted for each state a student has resided in for the previous fifteen (15) years.

In accordance with state law, positions that regularly provide direct services to patients will be prohibited if the individual has been:

  1. Convicted of a felony or an attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony within fifteen (15) years immediately preceding the date of application.
  2. Convicted of a misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, assault, battery or criminal sexual conduct or involving fraud or theft against a vulnerable adult as defined in Section 145M of the Michigan Penal Code, or a state or federal crime that is substantially similar to such misdemeanors within the ten (10) years immediately preceding the date of application. 

As required by law, each applicant/student shall agree to report in writing their arrest or conviction for any criminal offenses described in the paragraph above. In addition, random criminal background checks may be conducted on present students to insure the quality and safety of care for patients.

Unless otherwise required by state, federal, or local law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily prohibit acceptance. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at the time of offense, length of time since conviction, and seriousness and nature of violation will be considered. An unacceptable criminal background check result or falsification of an application or supportive documents will be grounds for non-acceptance or dismissal from the program.

Please be advised: Conviction of a crime may affect a student’s eligibility for licensure by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Any student with a conviction record is advised to contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists at 615-687-0048 or at www.arrt.org in regards to their ability to complete the licensure registry examination upon completion of the program.