Documentation for Students with Health Impairments | Thomas Nelson Community College

Documentation for Students with Health Impairments

In a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 amid a surging new variant, Thomas Nelson (becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College) is switching most of its classes from in-person to virtual for the first two weeks of spring semester. Read more.

Documentation of a health-related impairment should consist of a letter or report from a qualified health care professional (i.e. physician). This report should include the following:

  • A specific diagnosis
  • The functional limitations of the impairment
  • Whether the condition is stable or progressive
  • Whether the condition is mitigated by medication or another form of treatment
  • Possible side effects of any prescribed medication
  • A description of situations that may exacerbate the condition
  • Suggested recommendations for effective and reasonable accommodations

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