Students with Disabilities Policy

Healing Hands Institute does not discriminate based on any disability, during the admission process to our programs. Healing Hands Institute administrators will handle provisions of accommodations for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable and specific accommodations are developed with each student based on current documentation from an appropriate licensed professional. All accommodations are individualized, flexible, and confidential based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment.

Health and Safety

Healing Hands Institute is located at 2141 SW 1st Street Suite 201, Miami, Florida 33135.The campus at Healing Hands Institute covers over 5,512 square feet and includes 7 classrooms, a library, practice rooms, offices, restrooms, lobby, pantry and reception area.

Consequently, Healing Hands Institute will, when reasonably practical:

  • Provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions
  • Provide and maintain safe machinery
  • Provide information, training and supervision to enable staff and students to perform their work safely
  • Maintain high standards of health, safety and welfare in all Healing Hands Institute activities

Freedom of Access/Non-Discrimination

Healing Hands Institute is open to all students who are qualified according to the published admission standards. Healing Hands Institute encourages applications from qualified applicants of both sexes, from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. Healing Hands Institute is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, political affiliations or opinions

All acts of discrimination must be documented in writing, specifying the basis for discrimination. The complainant must enumerate all types of discrimination in the statement, identify the offender, and turn in complaint to Healing Hands Institute Officers. In absence of a written complaint, the employee or faculty member who received the complaint must document it in a memorandum to be referred to Student Development or Human Resources, as appropriate. Unless complainant signs it, it will be an informal complaint. Healing Hands Institute will investigate all complaints. Investigations may include interviews, preparation of statements, reports with summary of the investigation, description of investigation process, findings, and recommendations. Reports will be kept confidential.
Healing Hands Institute may attempt conciliation between the parties involved. If conciliation is not achieved, the designated official from Healing Hands Institute will issue a final report. Final reports shall be issued within 60 days of receiving the complaint. The alleged offender and complainant will be notified in writing of the outcomes, and procedures for appeal. Upon this final report, corrective action, including sanctions, will be considered and implemented.

Claims to be found frivolous will result in appropriate sanctions against complainant, as determined Healing Hands Institute Officers. Possible sanctions may include but are not limited to written reprimands on the student record, restriction or loss of privileges, and suspension. Complaints may be withdrawn, but Healing Hands Institute reserves the right to continue investigating as it was made aware of a possible act of discrimination. Any attempt(s) at retaliation shall be treated as a separate allegation of discrimination.

By the time a determination of appropriate disciplinary action or resolution has been reached, all parties have been contacted and circumstances have been fully evaluated. However, individuals have five days to appeal determination of sanctions. Such appeals shall be directed to a higher Healing Hands Institute authority, which will re-evaluate the determination as deemed appropriate.

Policy Against Hazing

In compliance with Florida law, Healing Hands Institute defines hazing as any act whether physical, mental, emotional or psychological, which subjects another person, voluntarily or involuntarily, to anything that may abuse, mistreat, degrade, humiliate, harass, or intimidate him or her, or which may in any fashion compromise his/her inherent dignity as a person. Hazing is inherently in conflict with the purpose and goals of Healing Hands Institute. Therefore, such conduct will not be tolerated. Every effort will be made by Healing Hands Institute to guarantee that hazing will not victimize students.

Library/Resource Center Use Policy

The library’s policy regarding borrowing and/or returning of items is posted in the library. Students are allowed and encouraged to borrow materials from the library’s general collection. Students can borrow materials for up to one month. These materials may also be renewed for a period of one month. The recent inclusion of the library’s collection in an online catalog will permit computerized circulation procedures in the future. Fines and late fees are assessed for late items at the rate of 25 cents per book per day. Students are charged replacement value up to a cost of $25 for any item that is lost.

These fees are collected before the student can register for the next module. Reference, periodical, and special collection items may not normally be circulated to students without special permission; however, the librarian on occasion may grant permission for reference materials where necessary and appropriate.

Computer Use Policy

Healing Hands Institute’s computing facilities are provided for the use of registered users. All computer users are responsible for using the facilities in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner. Healing Hands Institute views the use of computer facilities as a privilege, not a right, and seeks to protect legitimate computer users by imposing sanctions on those who abuse the privilege. This policy provides guidelines for the appropriate and inappropriate use of the computing resources of Healing Hands Institute. It applies to all users of Healing Hands Institute’s computing resources, includes all members of the Healing Hands Institute community. Computing resources include all computers, related equipment, software, data, and local area networks for which Healing Hands Institute is responsible.

The computing resources of Healing Hands Institute are intended for the legitimate business of Healing Hands Institute. All users must have proper authorization for the use of Healing Hands Institute’s computing resources. Users must apply standards of acceptable academic and professional ethics and considerate conduct to their use of Healing Hands Institute’s computing resources. Users must be aware of the legal and moral responsibility for ethical conduct in the use of computing resources. Users have a responsibility not to abuse the network and resources and to respect the privacy, copyrights, and intellectual property rights of others.

Computer hardware and software is the property of Healing Hands Institute and the student is responsible for taking precautions against importing computer viruses or doing other harm to the computer. It is prohibited to copy Healing Hands Institute purchased or leased software.

Email and Internet Use Policy

All email communications sent or received at Healing Hands Institute should be considered official Healing Hands Institute correspondence. Such correspondence is subject to standards of good taste, propriety, courtesy and consideration. Healing Hands Institute under certain circumstances, such as an internal investigation, may retrieve emails, as they are subject to subpoena and discovery in legal proceedings. Respect for others’ privacy dictates that students should not try to access another individual’s messages without the individual’s permission.

Most computers at Healing Hands Institute have access to the Internet. It is expected that all individuals using Healing Hands Institute’s computers will use good judgment in determining the sites visited and the amount of time spent using the Internet.

Rules Regarding the Use of Computers

The following rules apply to all users of the Institute’s computers. Violations of any of these rules may be possibly unlawful. An individual’s computer use privileges may be suspended immediately upon the discovery of a possible violation of these rules:

  • Computer users agree to use facilities and accounts for Healing Hands Institute related activities only
  • Accounts are considered the property of Healing Hands Institute
  • A Healing Hands Institute Officer must approve all access to central computer systems, including the issuing of passwords
  • Authorization for the use of the accounts is given for specific academic purposes
  • Attempts to use accounts without authorization or to use accounts for other than their intended purposes are all violations of the Institute’s rules
  • Electronic communications facilities, such as E-MAIL are for Healing Hands Institute related activities only. Fraudulent, harassing, or obscene messages and/or materials are not to be sent or stored
  • Computer users agree to the proprietary rights of software. Computer software protected by copyright is not to be copied from, into, or by using Healing Hands Institute computers
  • Computer users are required to abide by federal copyright laws and Healing Hands Institute’s policy regarding the use of all digital materials, including peer-to-peer file sharing

The appropriate agents will address inappropriate conduct and violations of this policy. In cases where a user violates any of the terms of this policy, Healing Hands Institute may, in addition to other remedies, temporarily or permanently deny access to any and all Healing Hands Institute’s computing resources and appropriate disciplinary actions may be taken.