II. Background

  1. U.S. Law since 1990
  2. Enforcement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  3. Covers Impairment and secondary substantial limitations
    1. Does not cover minor or temporary Impairment
    2. Examples of areas of Impairment
      1. Walking, seeing, Hearing, speaking, self-care
      2. Working, sitting, standing
      3. Bending, twisting, reaching, gripping
      4. Reasoning, concentrating, learning, socializing
  4. Prevents employer from discriminating against worker
    1. Medical examination
    2. Hiring and testing practices
    3. Assignments and training
    4. Evaluation and promotion
    5. Disciplinary action
    6. Layoff or termination
    7. Compensation, leave, and benefits

III. Protocol: Certification of fitness for duty

  1. Assess workplace responsibilities
    1. Workplace demands
    2. Essential job functions
  2. Assess patient for ability to perform essentials of job
    1. Mental and physical capacity
    2. Potential workplace modification to allow performance

IV. Resources

  1. U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page
    1. http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
    2. Phone: 800-514-0301
  2. American with Disabilities Act Document Center
    1. http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/kinder/

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