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Physical and Systemic Disabilities Documentation Guidelines

Physical and systemic disabilities have a definitive physical cause and significantly restrict an individual's physical ability to write examinations under standard conditions.

Supporting documentation must be comprehensive and current. Assessments, diagnoses and recommendations must come from qualified sources (e.g. physician).

Acceptable supporting documentation provided:

  • must identify an unequivocal diagnosis of a specific disability;
  • must discuss functional limitations caused by the disability and its impact on the individual’s ability to take the examinations under standardized conditions;
  • should list current medication, dosages and existing side effects (not potential side effects); and
  • should recommend accommodation(s) to compensate for the identified functional limitations.