Commitment to Substance Abuse Prevention

The School strives to maintain an environment that promotes the health and safety of the community and the responsible choices and behaviors of its students, associates, and guests by assuring that a drug-free workplace is maintained and that students are unimpaired by the effects of drugs or alcohol. The abuse of alcohol and/or the use of illegal drugs are known to cause harmful physical, mental and psychosocial effects, and may render an individual unable to perform the essential functions of a student radiologic technologist in a safe and competent manner.

Student Drug and Substance Abuse Policy

The use, consumption, possession, distribution, or state of being under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug while engaged in School-related activities (as such phrase is defined below) is strictly prohibited. The School will impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions, up to and including suspension or dismissal from the School, upon any student found to be in violation of this policy.

Refer to Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging Policy ADM 9.09 Student Drug and Substance Abuse here.

Applicable Law; Legal Consequences for Substance Abuse

Local, State and Federal laws prohibit the unlawful use, possession, consumption or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol. The School will report any student suspected of violating these laws to the proper legal authorities. A student found to be in violation of these laws is subject to substantial legal penalties, including fines, imprisonment and loss of federal benefits, as well as disciplinary sanctions from the School. 

Substance Abuse Assistance

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging aims to protect the health, safety and welfare of its students, faculty and staff by enforcing a drug-free environment.

Students with alcohol- or drug-related problems may be referred to or seek assistance from the StudentLife Program, which can provide confidential consultation and referral to students with problems or concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use. Information about substance abuse and treatment programs is also available in the Center for Student Success. The Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) LifeMatters program can provide free, confidential counseling and assistance with substance abuse and other issues to employees. 

The School of Medical Imaging faculty and staff must comply with the BSMH's policy on Employee Substance Abuse. Any student who works for pay at Bon Secours Mercy Health shall be governed by the Employee Substance Abuse policy in addition to this Student Drug and Substance Abuse policy. Each policy defines the independent obligations of students to address this problem and shall constitute independent obligations of such student.

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