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ADA Compliance

American College of Functional Neurology Procedures for ADA Compliance

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The College does not discriminate for the purposes of College membership or office, application, examination, continuing education, recertification or any other activity of the College on the basis of age, sex, sexual preference, color, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, race, language, medical condition or disability.

All candidates and members are considered on the basis of their skill and knowledge as practitioners based solely on their ability to treat the consumer safely and effectively. The College complies with all applicable federal and state laws (ADA) with respect to certification and recertification responsibilities. The College strongly encourages all institutions offering clinical Neurology programs to comply with ADA accessibility standards. The College assures that vendors for examination facilities and services adhere to nondiscrimination policies and that the facilities are ADA accessible.

The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This includes disability involving the special senses, mobility, brain injury, language impairment, or developmental or acquired disability as long as the minimum requirements for candidacy have been met. The College does not discriminate on the basis of a prior drug and/or alcohol abuse history as long as the candidate is not currently abusing substances. In the instance when a Diplomate is suspected of substance abuse, the Diplomate will be strongly urged to enroll in the licensing agency's professional treatment program and undergo the required counseling and monitoring.

Upon request, the College shall make all reasonable accommodations to assist candidates with disabilities or language barriers in taking the examination or participating in other College activities. Examples of these accommodations include a sign language translator for a candidate who is hearing impaired, an assistant/reader or adaptive equipment for a candidate who is visually impaired, a personal assistant for a candidate who is mobility impaired. The College has access to a Braille printer and can make a Braille copy of an examination if requested. A reader will be provided for any candidate with visual impairments who are not proficient in Braille.

All examination facilities meet ADA standards and are accessible by those in wheelchairs or with other mobility impairments. Special arrangements can be made for candidates with disabilities by submitting a letter requesting special arrangements with the completed application. A current letter from a health care specialist knowledgeable of the candidate's disability stating the specific needs of the candidate must accompany the completed application and letter of request. Pursuant to the ADA, accommodations will be provided to qualified candidates with disabilities to the extent that such accommodation does not fundamentally alter the examination or cause an undue burden to the agency.

Additionally, any adaptive equipment for overcoming obstacles imposed by a disability that the candidate must use in his/her office in order to practice will be permitted for purpose of the examination. Any special accommodations must be requested at the time of application. All candidates requiring special accommodations are required to notify the College of these specific requirements in the appropriate section on the application. The cost of excessive accommodation requirements is to be born by the candidate (i.e., electronic communication equipment, etc.).

Examples of requests for special testing accommodations that may be granted include modification of seating or other physical arrangements in the examination facility or providing for the examination to be taken in an accessible location, providing for a reasonable extension of testing time, providing an interpreter, reader or other auxiliary aid.

Examples of requests for special testing accommodations that may be denied include modification of the content of an examination, providing for unlimited testing time, permitting a reader to paraphrase test material. The College Examination is in English and the College does not translate its examination into Foreign Languages, nor does it provide or allow Interpreters to translate the examination. All candidates requiring special accommodations are required to notify the College of these specific requirements in the appropriate section on the application.

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