ERIC Number: ED332590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Substance Abuse Policy
This brochure outlines the substance abuse policy for students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM/Pennsylvania). Noted are the dangers of substance abuse during the stressful time of medical training and later for the doctor and clients during professional practice. The policy's five goals are briefly stated. Described next is the Student Assistance Board, its composition (three faculty and two students), responsibilities (recommending contact persons for each class who will serve as a confidential contact for students who wish to request assistance or report the impairment of another student), and role. The board's role for those who seek assistance for a substance abuse problem is described including advocacy, costs, and disciplinary measures. Also detailed is the board's role in the event that a student is reported by another for substance abuse. Next is a policy regarding records and reporting when a student refuses all assistance. A final section on detection of the impaired student treats actions which the Dean of the College may take (requiring a student to submit to psychological assessment or urine screening), measures taken when impairment is detected, and the possibility of suspension pending a hearing. (JB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Coll. of Osteopathic Medicine, PA.
Identifiers: Faculty Student Committees; Network for Drug Free Colleges; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine PA
Note: This report is part of a collection of programs, policies and curricula developed by members of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, a coalition of institutions sponsored by the Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement in response to the 1989 Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. For related documents, see HE 024 527-551 and ED 313 654.