Toronto – On February 1, following the launch of its updated Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) will release a new policy statement on medical documentation to be provided when disability-related accommodation requests are made.
The statement provides an overview of the:
- legal duty to accommodate people with disabilities, including mental health disabilities
- role of medical professionals in the accommodation process
- type and scope of medical information needed in the accommodation process.
Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane is available for media interviews on February 1, 2017.
- Policy on drug and alcohol testing (2016)
- Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability (2016)
- Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions (2014)
- OHRC policy position on medical documentation to be provided when a disability-related accommodation request is made (2017)
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Ontario Human Rights Commission
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