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Health and Background Check Requirements
Certified Background, through it's Certified Profile division, provides an online "Student Immunization Tracker" to MassBay’s Division of Health Sciences (“MBDOHS “) students. This allows students to submit immunization and other health verification documents electronically. You will have online access to your documents and the ability to provide access to practicum clinical agencies where you may be assigned. Click here for a summary of MBDOHS’s immunization and other health verification requirements.
Physical Examination & Immunization Form
This 3-page form requires the student’s signature authorizing the release of immunization information to clinical affiliating agencies. It also requires your health care provider to fill in confirmation of immunizations you’ve received, and confirmation of your physical exam within the past year.
For more information about Certified Background, visit their website at: https://www.certifiedbackground.com/
You can view a video about the student account setup process here (Requires Adobe Flash Player, download here. If the video does not launch, try the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers).
Any MBDOHS student whose course-work or clinical placement activity requires direct access to children, elderly, patients, or disabled or other at-risk populations, must submit to a background check. The purpose of the background check is to ensure public safety and avoid unacceptable risk to vulnerable populations. There are three types of required background checks: CORI, SORI and Supplemental.
CORI and SORI – The student completes the necessary forms to authorize a search of Massachusetts records for past criminal or sexual offenses known as CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), and submits a copy of their driver’s license. The CORI and SORI completion process occurs at program orientations at the beginning of Health Sciences programs, and during the first or second week of each following semester.
Supplemental - MBDOHS partners with Certified Background to conduct the Supplemental (i.e. National County Records Search) background checks for students. Students will create an online account with CertifiedBackground and order their supplemental background check. The three basic coverage components of this Supplemental background check include: Social Security Verification, Residency History, and County Criminal Records.