If a qualified individual with a disability seeks an accommodation, the individual is referred to the Disability Resource Center. The individual will provide appropriate and sufficient documentation to verify the need for an accommodation; and will request such accommodation. The individual with a disability will be an active participant in the interactive process to identify appropriate accommodations.
The Disability Resource Center generally is the custodian of records for students’ medical records obtained for the purpose of providing accommodations; the Campus Health Service Occupational Health Clinic and/or the Disability Resource Center is the custodian of records for employee’s medical records obtained for the same purpose. University administrators or departments will transfer all employees’ or students’ medical records they receive to the Disability Resource Center, which then makes a determination regarding who should maintain those records.
Disability and medical information is confidential and is not shared except where disclosure is required by law or is necessary to facilitate legitimate University processes, including granting appropriate accommodations, addressing direct threats or investigating claims or charges.