VII.C CREDENTIALING OF LICENSED CAPS STAFF

Effective Date: 
Thu, 08/25/2011
Reviewed: 
Wed, 05/27/2015
Revised: 
Mon, 12/03/2012
Policy: 

Credentialing is a process that is started by the UCSC Human Resources upon accepting someone into employment. CAPS clinical staff undergo a criminal background check (for some staff who have been here for long tenures, this may have not been completed). Staff Human Resources arranges Livescan fingerprint background check. First, the supervisor is notified by HR of a successful background check.  The supervisor then notifies the Assistant to the Director when Successful Background check is received and Orientation checklist and Credentialing Checklist are noted. (SHS adheres to University of California Policy regarding background checks with the Livescan system monitored by UCSC Staff Human Resources.)

 In addition to the Human Resources policies, we follow the Student Health Services credentialing policies (See Credentialing of Medical Staff in Main Manual).  If licensure is a special condition of employment and an employee loses their license for any reason, this is grounds for dismissal and a loss of privileges to provide clinical services to our students.  Credentialing information is kept in Student Health Services by the Assistant to the Director.  The Assistant to the Director is the Credentialing Specialist who collaborates with a Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO) as needed.

Procedure: 

Non-Medical Licensed Staff:

This group includes psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.  Staff are required to provide written documentation of license renewal.  Licenses are independently verified on the websites of the applicable boards

Medical Staff:

Medical doctors are appointed to the medical staff of the SHS.  Current licensure through the board and DEA license is required.  Medical staff are checked through the National Provider Database and the AMA Physician Profile.   Licenses are independently verified on the websites of the applicable boards.

Nurse Practitioners:

NPs must have current licensure through the board and a current DEA license.   Licenses are independently verified on the websites of the applicable boards.