The use or possession of drugs is strictly prohibited at The Academy of Allied Health Careers. The Academy also promotes a Tobacco-Free campus and prohibits smoking on campus.
The Academy promotes a healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing work and educational environment. The Academy acknowledges that long-term health hazards may accrue to people who use tobacco products or who are subjected to second-hand smoke. As a result, The Academy is a tobacco-free campus and the use of tobacco will not be permitted except as specifically permitted under this policy.
This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors of The Academy and is in effect twenty-four (24) hours a day, year round. This policy applies to all forms of tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, smokeless electronic cigarettes, and other similar devices.
This policy also outlines requirements under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. In accordance with this Act, The Academy establishes that a drug-free workplace be maintained. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of any controlled substance (including prescription drugs) is banned on campus. Controlled substances are defined in 21 USCA § 812, and include such things as opium, hallucinogens (like marijuana, mescaline, etc.), cocaine, amphetamines, heroin, and morphine. This policy does not prohibit the lawful use of prescribed drugs which are taken under the care of a healthcare professional.