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Accommodation and medical documentation: New OHRC policy statement offers guidance

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February 1, 2017

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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.

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Media contact:

Vanessa Tamburro
Sr. Communications Advisor (Acting)
Ontario Human Rights Commission
416-314-3579 |