Penalties for Failure to Complete Steps to Take Emergency Time Off

If MTSA finds that a student has failed to complete these when taking emergency time, the student will be charged TWO (2) full days for each day or portion of a day missed (without site Clinical Coordinator or designee approval). Furthermore, if MTSA finds that a student has failed to complete these steps when taking time off in more than one (1) instance, the student will not only be charged TWO (2) full days for each day or portion of a day missed (without site Clinical Coordinator or designee approval), but the student will also be required to make these days up AFTER the scheduled graduation date.

If a student takes time off (i.e. “calls in sick”) on the day before or after a scheduled day off, or before or after a weekend, or before or after a holiday, the student will be charged TWO (2) full days. The student may be requested to submit a physician’s report documenting illness.

Emergency time taken for sickness on dates of exams, and specifically final exam week, will be evaluated carefully. The student may be requested to submit a physician’s report and/or be required to use two (2) days for time taken during exam week. Students affiliating at sites where they are scheduled 24 hours on and 48 hours off are charged two (2) days for each one (1) emergency day taken while at that affiliation.

Absences in excess of emergency time must be arranged with the Program Administrator and may require days to be made up at the end of the program.