Illness Excuse Policy
Health Services does not give written excuses for absences from class or Chapel due to illness or injury. Class attendance is an academic issue that each professor addresses in her or his syllabi.
All staff associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevents the sharing of any kind with any person or persons other than the individual patient. This include parents/guardians, significant others, professors or any other staff. The regulations rendered invalid if a staff person believes the patient to be danger to himself / herself or another person. According to HIPAA
Protected Health Information (PHI) may be disclosed without a participant’s authorization, to avert a serious threat to health or safety.
The Students Health Services Office promotes preventative care and healthy living programs to Nyack College students and community. Some of the basic services we offer during our open hours are:
Basic wound care
Vital Signs (i.e. temperature, blood pressure, respiration and pulse)
Provide Clinical information of providers in the area for students in need of medical care
Follow-up with students who received medical care
Provide equipment to students in need of assistances (i.e. crutches, canes and wheelchair)
Educate students by providing resources on health issues (i.e. pamphlets)
Please note we will not be providing any of the following:
Administer any medications
Emergency treatment of Fractures
In Case of an Emergency
The student should call 911 immediately and contact the Residence Life staff on duty and campus security. Wait in a safe place for help to arrive. Emergency Response Services responding to an on campus emergency will transport students to Nyack Hospital.
Residence Life ON DUTY phone number: 845-213-9145
Campus Security phone number: 845-222-8812
The College will take action to maintain the well-being of the community when a communicable disease is identified on campus. Depending on the nature of the disease, short-term or long-term isolation from the campus may be necessary for the individual with the disease especially, if a physician and/or the Department of Health so advise.