In Best Practices Webinar Series 10 we discuss commonly used administrative practices, such as those described in the case below, that OCR has found to be discriminatory.
Angeles Institute, No. 09-14-2038 (OCR May 2015)–
OCR took issue with a Nursing Program’s practice of soliciting information regarding the existence of medical conditions during the admissions process. OCR labeled the Assessment Form, which program administrators used to obtain information regarding disabilities and/or limitations that they felt would prevent a student from providing safe patient care to be an unlawful preadmission inquiry. OCR also expressed concern regarding the use of a Commitment Contract that required students to submit a full medical release upon enrollment if they indicated that they had a medical condition.
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