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. Employees and applicants may be required to provide confidential medical information to
allow you to:
determine restrictions and accommodation
recommendations related to performance of essential functions;
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 an employee
or applicant submits confidential medical information and documentation to you, it 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. Employees and applicants
initially submit the confidential Disability Accommodation Request Form to you as part of
an interactive good faith effort to identify reasonable accommodations
2. You review the request and discuss it with the Director of Affirmative Action for
3. The employees disability and accommodations are confidential; therefore, you may
not disclose this information to co-workers and staff.
4. If the employee or applicant discusses his/her disability or accommodations with
co-workers and staff, you need to advise the employee that such disclosures compromise
your ability to maintain confidentiality.
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