Monday, December 8, 2014

Court ruled accommodation exceeded ADA

      A University of Kansas medical student, who uses a wheelchair,

requested accommodation related to the "mobility technical

standard". The student requested the need for a staff person to assist

her with lifting and positioning patients and performing basic life

support.

     The student's admission to the medical school was rescinded. A

law suit followed (details of the case are attached). 

     The court ruled that the student's request for accommodation

would alter the educational program over and above what the ADA

and Rehabilitation Act require.

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      Thoughts and questions to ponder: How will this decision
 
impact future nursing program applicants who use wheelchairs?
 
     Other nursing and medical school programs have
 
accommodated students who use wheelchairs.

     Are we moving backward?

Please share your thoughts below.