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§ 14404.1. Physical and psychological medical examinations

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 144. Civil Service (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 14404.1
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 39404.1Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 39869
§ 14404.1. Physical and psychological medical examinations
(a) Requirement.--The civil service board may require that an applicant conditionally appointed in accordance with section 14406 (relating to selection of appointee from certified list of applicants) undergo a physical or psychological medical examination as a condition of permanent appointment. Physical medical examinations, if required, shall be under the direction of a physician or other qualified medical professional. Psychological medical examinations, if required, shall be under the direction of a psychiatrist or psychologist.
(b) Professional opinion.--A physician, other qualified medical professional, psychiatrist or psychologist shall be appointed by council and shall render an opinion as to whether the conditional appointee has a physical or mental condition which calls into question the individual's ability to perform all the essential functions of the position for which the individual was conditionally appointed.
(c) Performance.--If the opinion rendered by the physician, other qualified medical professional, psychiatrist or psychologist calls into question the conditional appointee's ability to perform all essential functions of a position, the director of the department within which the position is to be filled shall meet with the conditional appointee for the purpose of having one or more interactive discussions on whether the conditional appointee can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform all the essential functions of the position.
(d) Determination.--If, at the conclusion of the interactive discussion under subsection (c), the director of the department determines that the conditional appointee is not qualified, the director shall give written notice to the conditional appointee and the civil service board.
(e) Authorization.--Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize physical or psychological medical examinations prior to conditional appointment in accordance with section 14406.
(f) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Medical examination.” Any examination, procedure, inquiry or test designed to obtain information about medical history or a physical or mental condition which might disqualify an applicant if it would prevent the applicant from performing, with or without reasonable accommodation, all of the essential functions of the position.
“Qualified medical professional.” An individual, in collaboration with or under the supervision or direction of a physician, as may be required by law, who is licensed:
(1) as a physician assistant pursuant to the act of December 20, 1985 (P.L. 457, No. 112),1 known as the Medical Practice Act of 1985, or the act of October 5, 1978 (P.L. 1109, No. 261),2 known as the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act; or
(2) as a certified registered nurse practitioner pursuant to the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L. 317, No. 69),3 known as The Professional Nursing Law.

Credits

2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].

Footnotes

63 P.S. § 422.1 et seq.
63 P.S. § 271.1 et seq.
63 P.S. § 211 et seq.
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 14404.1, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 14404.1
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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