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Other Policies

Other Policies


1. Security

Unauthorized use of the facilities and damage or defacement to the facilities is not permitted and will result in disciplinary action.

The College does not assume responsibility or liability for the loss of, or damage to, personal property.


2. Internships

  • Interns must always dress professionally when seeing patients.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing a white lab coat for their internship which must be worn at all times when seeing patients.
  • It is the responsibility of the interns who are in charge of the patient to clean up the examination room and put all the equipment and other accessories back in good working order after each treatment.
  • Interns should always conduct themselves in a professional manner towards patients.

Detailed internship policy is listed in the Clinical Handbook.


3. Sexual Harassment

The ACATCM recognizes its moral and legal responsibilities to protect its students, staff and faculty against sexual harassment and has established a Sexual Harassment Policy and related procedures to deal with this serious issue.

The simple definition of sexual harassment is "unwanted sexual attention." Any type of conduct which emphasizes the sexuality, gender or sexual orientation of an individual and creates for them an offensive, intimidating or hostile learning, working or living environment is sexual harassment. The harassment is more serious if submission to, or acceptance of such behaviors is made either an implicit or explicit condition of an individual's employment or academic status.

Sexual harassment may take various forms. It includes, but is not limited to, the following: verbal abuse or threats of a sexual nature; unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendos or taunting about a person's sex (often linked with references to the body, attire, age or marital status of the individual); the display of pornographic, sexually offensive or derogatory pictures; unnecessary and unwelcome physical conduct such as touching, patting, pinching; unwelcome sexual invitations or requests, usually of a persistent nature; sexual assault. Gender harassment or sexism may also be one form of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment has both males and females as its victims and perpetrators. It can occur between members of the opposite sex or of the same sex. Although sexual harassment often occurs where there is a real or perceived power imbalance, it can also occur amongst peers.


4. Confidentiality

Our policies and procedures provide a high degree of confidentiality to protect our students.

At ACATCM, we are in full compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).


5. Transcripts & Records

Official transcripts contain students' complete academic records and will be issued only at the written request of the student.

Official transcripts will not be released to students with outstanding financial obligations to the College (or institutions with which the College has reciprocal borrowing agreements) until the outstanding account is cleared. Outstanding financial obligations may take the form of, but are not limited to, outstanding tuition, supplementary fees, library loans or fines, emergency student loans, fines or equipment.


6. Students Benefits

  • Students are entitled to six (6) free acupuncture treatments at College Clinic during each academic year.
  • This benifit is not accumulative.
  • $10.00 per acupuncture treatment session will apply for any additional acupuncture treatments.
  • Students will receive a 5% discount for regular priced herbal medicine.
  • Students will receive a 20% discount for clinical supplies.

7. Misconduct

Students must conduct themselves in a responsible manner and any of the following shall constitute improper student conduct:

  • Cheating, plagiarism, fraud, deceit, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
  • Threatening or subjecting any person, student, or staff, to physical, sexual, or mental harassment, indignity, injury or violence.
  • Disturbing, disrupting, or otherwise interfering with studies, laboratories, lectures, work or other activities of fellow students or staff.
  • Intentionally damaging, destroying, or moving property, without the authority of the College, or of any student or staff member.
  • Unauthorized use of or unauthorized entry to College property.
  • Participation in unauthorized or hazardous campus activities.
  • Failure to obey the lawful instructions of any College official or employee acting in the performance of his or her duty and failure to obey all published or posted regulations relating to the use and entry of College buildings and facilities.
  • Failure to obtain approval, permission, or to follow procedure as required under College policies and regulations.

A single offence of cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct on term work, tests, or final examinations, etc., may lead to disciplinary probation or a student's suspension or expulsion from the College by the dean, if it is determined that the offence warrants such action.

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