All applicants to LIU Pharmacy upon initial, conditional acceptance will be required to complete a drug screen. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) facilitates a drug screening service through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). The vendor selected by PharmCAS will be utilized by LIU Pharmacy to conduct a drug screening service.
Admissions Drug Screen Process
Upon initial, conditional acceptance, the PharmCAS vendor will send an e-mail notification with instructions on how to initiate and complete the drug screening process, and to obtain consent for a drug screening report to be procured. Questions regarding this should be directed to PharmCAS vendor, currently Certiphi Screening, Inc. (www.certiphi.com) NOT to the College. Once consent has been provided, the PharmCAS vendor will conduct a drug screening and produce a report. Failure to provide consent may result in failing to meet the college admissions requirements. Applicants are responsible for additional fees associated with the screening.
Results of the drug screen are available to the applicant by the vendor (Certiphi Screening, Inc.). The vendor provides the applicant an opportunity to contest the accuracy of the report within a specified time frame. After the specified time has elapsed, the report procured will be made available to the Office of Student and Professional Affairs by the vendor. Results from a company other than the PharmCAS vendor will not be accepted.
Any undesirable finding from the drug screen will be flagged by Certiphi Screening and will be reviewed on an individual basis by members of the Office of Student and Professional Affairs, and may be shared with the Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening Review Committee, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, or other designated individuals. Undesirable finding(s) from drug screening may result in failing to meet the college admissions requirements.
Review of Drug Screen Results
Applicants have the right to review the information reported by the designated vendor for accuracy and completeness and to request that the designated company verify that the drug screening information provided is correct. All disputes pertaining to the drug screening findings must be communicated in writing directly to the contracted company that conducted the check. In addition, the applicant must inform the College of Pharmacy by sending a copy of the complaint statement to the Office of Student and Professional Affairs. Re-verification will be made if the company determines that reasonable grounds exist. If parts of the report are deleted or changed because of re-verification, the Office of Student and Professional Affairs and the student will receive a corrected report.
Results from the drug screen will be reviewed as follows: