Agency No-Smoking Policies
All of the health care agencies have a no smoking policy which will be enforced for students in clinical settings. Failure to comply with the agencies' smoking policies may result in a monetary fine against the medical center or with Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a type I deficiency which could prevent accreditation. Butler students must adhere to agency smoking policies. Patients may be upset by the odor of smoke on caregivers' clothing, hair, etc. If faculty, staff, patients or family report concerns or problems due to odors on the student, the student may be sent home for the day and an unsatisfactory be given in Professional Behaviors on the clinical evaluation form.
College-Wide Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Policy
This policy lessens the health risk of tobacco usage to students and all employees by prohibiting the use of tobacco products in all college owned and operated buildings and vehicles.
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Updated September 2011