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Confidentiality

Under the Rehabilitation Act, medical information obtained through the reasonable accommodation process must be kept confidential. All medical information is kept in files separate from the individual’s personnel file. Any Agency employee who receives medical information is strictly bound by these confidentiality requirements. Medical information is shared only with those with a need to know.

The ORAA Reasonable Accommodations Manager may share certain information with an employee’s supervisor or other Agency official(s) as needed to make determinations regarding a reasonable accommodations request. The recipients are informed about confidentiality requirements. Information disclosed is no more than necessary to process the request.