Health disabilities

a. Qualifications of the evaluator: A medical practitioner will be viewed as qualified to substantiate a health disability. (for example, a Gastroenterologist should provide documentation about Crohn's Disease or related conditions) The name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification, as well as the area of specialization, employment and state/province in which the individual practices should be clearly stated. All reports/letters should be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed and otherwise legible.

b. Substantiation of the disability: The required document will be a report or letter of diagnostic assessment from the specialist physician describing the nature and severity of the disability, functional limitations in the college environment and justification for each of the requested accommodations.

c. Recommendations for accommodations: The recommendations should indicate why specific accommodations are needed and how the effects of the specific disability are accommodated. The specific test results or clinical observations should support the recommendations.