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Administrative Functions

MEDICAL LEAVE, READMISSION
This important topic is addressed in the Advising Handbook (see Academic Policies and Procedures - Leave of Absence ).  Students who are on medical leave must submit appropriate documentation before being allowed to return or register for classes.  This documentation may be submitted to the Student Health Service (SHS). Once appropriate materials for such students are reviewed, a recommendation for clearance to register is given to the Dean of Academic Advising.

SINGLE ROOMS FOR MEDICAL REASONS
The Student Health Center advises the University regarding requests for single rooms in the Residence Halls for medical reasons. Students must submit medical documentation supporting their request for a single room to the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC will then forward it to SHS for review. Submitting medical documentation does not guarantee that a student will be assigned a private room. Private rooms for medical indications are distributed according to the individual's medical needs and availability.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
Students who indicate on their Health Report that they have a condition covered by the Disabilities Act will be assisted by SHS in conjunction with the College's Disability Resource Center.

POLICY ON PROFESSOR NOTES
The primary function of the Student Health Service (SHS) is providing medical care to students with illness.  This function requires most of our resources.  Students who present  to SHS with an illness leave the Health Center with a discharge instruction sheet (which details the time and date they were at the Health Center).

We do not write retrospective notes for students who were ill previously.  If a student misses class and didn't receive care at SHS, we can't write a note excusing them from class.