9 Staff rights shall be protected in accordance with due process. Staff accused of violating the drug/alcohol policy as established shall have the right to: 1. a hearing before the appropriate campus judicial board 2. access to an appeal as defined within the college policies and procedures. Student’s rights shall be protected in accordance with due process. Students accused of violating the drug/alcohol policy as established shall have the right to due process. See the Student Discipline Section. Substance Abuse Prevention Program If a student or staff member is identified as having a probable chemical dependency problem or voluntarily notifies his/her instructor or supervisor of such, that individual will be directed to the counseling staff in the Student Services Office. The counseling staff in the Student Services Office will refer the individual to the local alcohol and drug treatment unit or to an agency of the individual’s own choosing. Legal Sanctions Under Chapter 124 of the State of Iowa Code regarding controlled substances, various penalties and offenses are described involving the illegal manufacture, possession, possession with intent to deliver, delivery and design (simulation and counterfeiting) of illegal drugs. Illegal drugs include but are not limited to marijuana, methamphetamines, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin and ecstasy. Except as authorized under Chapter 124 (legally prescribed drugs), it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, or to act with, enter into a common scheme or design with, or conspire with one or more other persons to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance or a counterfeit or simulated controlled substance. Violations of Chapter 124 may result in simple, serious or aggravated misdemeanors, or class “D,” “C” or “B” felony charges. Consequences may include: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days in the County Jail and a fine not to exceed $500. Simple Possession of controlled substances is punishable by up to one year in the County Jail and a fine not to exceed $1,500. A conviction will also result in the loss of student financial aid eligibility. Possession with intent to deliver, delivery and/or manufacture (including growing) of controlled substances is punishable by a range of penalties up to a maximum prison term of 50 years and a maximum fine not to exceed $1,000,000. Local and federal sanctions will also apply. Annual Security Report For a complete copy of the College’s Annual Security Report, visit www.nwicc.edu and type in “Annual Security Report” in the search box. College Information CAMPUS HEALTH ______________________________________________________ Immunization Policy Northwest Iowa Community College encourages students* to discuss the immunizations that are recommended by the American College Health Association with their healthcare provider and then decide whether or not they may want to be vaccinated. Immunizations recommended by the American College Health Association: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus (Td), Polio, Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis), Chicken Pox (Varicella), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) (females only), Influenza, and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine. *Nursing students will be notified of health assessment and immunization requirements in the Nursing Student Handbook. Meningococcal Disease The administration at Northwest Iowa Community College is providing all new students with vaccination information on meningococcal disease. Please refer to the National Meningitis Association website — www.nmaus.org. We encourage you to discuss the vaccine with a healthcare provider and then decide whether or not you may want to be vaccinated. Health Risks There are many health risks associated with substance abuse (use of illicit drugs and excessive drugs and excessive use of alcohol). Abusers can lose resistance to disease, develop physical and psychological dependence, become depressed, develop heart problems, contract infections, become malnourished, become physically exhausted and even die. With substance abuse, reality is often distorted, reactions may be slower and the risk of accidents can increase. Substance abuse can cause coma, respiratory arrest and convulsions. Injected drugs increase the risk of infectious diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS. Health Insurance Northwest Iowa Community College does not have a compulsory insurance plan, but the College recommends that you enroll in a voluntary health program to assure protection in the event of illness or injury. If you are enrolled as a member of a family health or hospital related plan, you should be aware of the age that family coverage is terminated. The purchase of insurance shall be voluntary with the entire cost being paid by you. Medical Emergencies First aid kits are located in each building. If medical attention is needed, NCC’s Medical Emergency Team can be summoned through any employee or the Campus Information Desk in Building A. NCC assumes no responsibility for medical treatment of a student.
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