Clinical and Program Health and Safety Requirements

West Coast University students enrolled in programs involving clinical, lab, practicum, experiential, or fieldwork experiences are required to complete health and safety requirements according to individual program and site requirements. Because many students are involved in direct patient care in health care careers, they may be exposed to conditions of high risk and therefore must be protected. Patients must also be protected against potential health risks from students. See program-specific sections in the Catalog and/or the program handbook for additional requirements.

A student’s failure to comply with health insurance coverage requirements, especially those associated with  clinical, practical, epxeriential, or fieldwork experiences or global studies opportunities may result in the inability to enroll in or removal from required courses or programs, which will likely result in a delay in the student’s ability to complete the degree.  It may also result in additional financial cost of degree completion. The University does not have an obligation to guarantee the availability of rotations to students who do not meet University or affiliate partner requirements.

University administrators responsible for managing student assignments to clinical courses/practical, experiential, or fieldwork experiences, international studies opportunities or other applicable educational activities are granted the authority to make decisions related to course assignments of students who fail to comply with health insurance coverage expectations/requirements. Such decisions will be made in the best interest of preserving the institution’s relationship with clinical partners.