The ADA imposes higher confidentiality requirements than previous laws and restricts the
degree of access to confidential medical records, histories, and information. University
policy, procedures, and practice were developed in accordance with these higher
Confidential Medical Information
1. You may be required to provide confidential medical information that allows your
determine restrictions and
accommodation recommendations related to performance of essential functions of your job;
verify the need
for, timing of, and length of a medical leave.
2. Confidential medical information may not be maintained in your UW Oshkosh personnel
3. If you submit
confidential medical information and documentation to your supervisor, a copy must be
forwarded to the Director of Affirmative Action.
4. All confidential medical
information/documents are covered by the ADA regardless of the source.
1. Initially, you submit your
confidential Disability Accommodation Request Form to your supervisor to engage in an
interactive good faith effort to identify reasonable accommodations.
2. The supervisor reviews the request and discusses it with the Director of Affirmative
Action for approval.
3. Your disability and accommodations are confidential; therefore, your supervisor may not
disclose this information to co-workers and staff.
4. If you discuss your disability or accommodations with co-workers and staff, your
supervisor's ability to maintain confidentiality is compromised. If you transfer, are
promoted, or are reinstated to a position in a different division or agency, your Director
of Affirmative Action or supervisor will not forward information about your disability or
any recommendations that were provided. Therefore, if you need accommodations in the new
position, you need to advise your new supervisor.
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