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Background Checks

Boise State University College of Health Sciences
Background Checks
Student Information Sheet

All students in any of the Radiologic Sciences clinical programs are required to have a clean background check. Students are responsible for requesting the check, paying for it, and handling any disputed results directly with the background check company.  Background checks performed for previous employment or licensing can not be used.  This is per contractual agreement with our local health care agencies.

Results of the background check are available to the student and to the Radiologic Sciences Department generally within 2 weeks.  All background results are kept in a separate locked file and are treated as confidential.  Students conditionally accepted into the program will be notified regarding the process and deadline for completion of the background check. Failure to obtain a background check by the deadline, will result in dismissal from the program.

Background checks will include the following:

  • Social security number and identity verification
  • Criminal search (7 years) national and county
  • Employment verification
  • Violent Sexual Offender and Predator Registry search
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals/Entities
  • General Services Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs
  • US Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), List of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN)

Derogatory information of the following nature gathered as the result of a background investigation is the basis to no longer consider a candidate for the program, as clinical placement will not be possible. Pending charges for the following crimes will be considered crimes and will be deemed to be substantially detrimental to the care of patients and will result in dismissal. Timeframe is for the last 7 years unless otherwise noted:

  • Felony convictions
  • Withheld judgments for felonies
  • Other pleas agreements to felony convictions
  • Sexual assault, rape, indecent exposure, lewd and lascivious behavior, or any crime involving non-consensual sexual conduct committed at any time.
  • Child abuse, sexual exploitation of children, child abduction, child neglect,contributing to the delinquency or neglect of a child, enticing a child for immoral purposes, exposing a minor to pornography or other harmful materials, incest, or any other crime involving children as victims or participants committed at any time.
  • Homicide committed at any time
  • Drug trafficking committed at any time.
  • Abuse, exploitation or neglect of a vulnerable adult (disabled or elderly) committed at any time.
  • Assault or Battery.
  • Misdemeanor theft committed during the last 5 years or grand theft committed during the previous seven years.
  • Offenses involving substantial misrepresentation of any material fact to the public or an employer including embezzlement, bribery, fraud, racketeering or allowing an establishment to be used for illegal purposes committed during the previous seven years.
  • DUI within the last 3 years or more than one DUI in the past five years.
  • First or second degree arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Mayhem, as defined by Section 18-5001, Idaho Code
  • Poisoning
  • Forgery or fraudulent use of a financial transaction card
  • Forgery and counterfeiting
  • Insurance fraud

If the background check has crimes on the not “allowed list”, the student will be notified in writing that their admission to the program has been withdrawn. If the student wishes to grieve this decision and continue the admission process, the student must:

  • Meet with the Program Director and present in writing why the student should not be considered a risk to patient safety. This process must be completed within 10 days of receipt of notification of dismissal.

After the meeting, the Program Director will write a recommendation regarding readmission. The recommendation, information presented by the student, and the background will be forwarded to the College of Health Sciences Academic Leadership Council (ALC).

The ALC will make the final admission decision and will notify the student of the decision. The ALC’s decision is final.

NOTE:  Students may continue to remain enrolled in Radiologic Sciences classes until the final decision from the ALC determines the student does not meet the admission standards.