The Wisconsin Caregiver Law requires students to complete a Background Information Disclosure form (BID) and undergo a criminal background check prior to placement in a clinical or practicum site. Clinical/practicum sites have the right to refuse a student’s placement based on pending charges and conviction records. Mid-State will make two attempts to place a student at a clinical/practicum site, but pending charges and criminal convictions may impact a student’s ability to complete a program, get licensed, and/or obtain employment. Information about the Wisconsin Caregiver Law is contained on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
A student with a criminal record is strongly encouraged to make an appointment with an Mid-State advisor. This allows the student to confidentially discuss any pending charges or convictions and the potential impact of those on future goals.
Criminal background checks for Mid-State are conducted by a private vendor. There is a fee for this service, which is the student’s responsibility. The fee is paid directly to the vendor by the student. You will find that this vendor provides you with features to help you organize and store information which will be accessible to you throughout your career.
Your signature indicates that you understand the Wisconsin Caregiver Law requirements
and that you give permission for Mid-State Technical College to release conviction information to a clinical or practicum site.
By signing below, you acknowledge the following:
- I am aware that my criminal background check will be released to a clinical or practicum site.
- I am aware that my conviction record could affect successful course completion, graduation, and/or employment after graduation.