Inappropriate health college certification

Inducements may include payments demanded or received by officials responsible for regulating health colleges. In contrast, politicians may put pressure on officials to provide certification for health colleges owned by friends or family.

Health colleges that receive unwarranted certification may not have a sufficient number of staff or patients for students to learn techniques and procedures. This will limit the quality and quantity of education that healthcare professionals receive, putting patients’ lives in danger when they provide care and services. In some cases, health colleges may pay local residents to pretend to be patients in order to obscure the lack of real patients.