SECTION 1. AUTHORITY: The Director shall prescribe medical standards for employment based on job requirements, and establish administrative procedures for conducting examinations, as are required to meet the provisions of this rule.
SECTION 2. SCHEDULING: Persons selected for County employment must successfully complete the prescribed medical examination prior to beginning work. Under special circumstances the Director may authorize that the examination be completed immediately upon reporting for work.
SECTION 3. SPECIAL EXAMINATIONS: If there are facts causing the appointing authority to believe that an employee over whom s/he has authority is physically or mentally incapable of properly performing his/her duties, s/he may, with the approval of the Director, order the employee to undergo an examination by a licensed California physician. The cost of such examination shall be borne by the County. The employee shall select the examining physicians from a list of three designated by the County. Where readily available, the County will furnish to the employee the education, certification, and specialty(s) of the designated physicians. The employee shall receive a copy of all documents provided to the physician as background. The appointing authority shall arrange for the time and place of examination. The employee shall sign all necessary authorizations and waivers permitting the physician to inform the appointing authority whether or not the employee is capable of properly performing the duties of the position. The employee shall receive a copy of the physician’s report and findings.
SECTION 4. CORRECTION OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS: Medical problems which affect the ability to do the job and which can be corrected must be remedied within a reasonable period of time. Employees who fail to do so shall be dismissed or transferred in accordance with the provisions in Rules XI and XIII.
SECTION 5. NO DISCRIMINATION: The standards established pursuant to this rule shall not discriminate in any way against any disabled person solely because of such disability unless that disability prevents the person from adequately performing the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation(s). A person shall be deemed disabled if they request reasonable accommodation and are determined by the County to qualify as disabled pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the California Employment and Housing Act.