If the Superintendent believes a support staff member is unable to perform essential functions of the position to which the staff member is assigned, with or without reasonable accommodations, the staff member will be offered the opportunity for a meeting to discuss these issues.
The Superintendent may require a support staff member to submit to an appropriate examination by a health provider designated by the School Board to determine whether or not the staff member is able to perform essential functions of the position to which the staff member is assigned, with or without reasonable accommodations. The Board shall pay any uninsured fees for such examinations.
The staff member will be required to execute a release that complies with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in order to allow the report of the medical examination to be released to the Board/Superintendent and to allow the Superintendent or his/her designee to speak to the health care provider who conducted the medical examination in order to get clarification. Refusal to submit to an appropriate examination or to execute the HIPAA release will be grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with the terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Pursuant to State law and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the results of any such examination shall be treated as a confidential medical record and will be exempt from release, except as provided by law.
A support staff member may be placed on a leave of absence related to fitness for duty. Such leave shall be without pay; however, the employee may use accrued leave, if available.
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended
42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq., The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
29 C.F.R. Part 1630
29 C.F.R. Part 1635
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