- Documentation must include a medical or clinical diagnosis of the psychiatric disability based on the DSM-IV criteria and a rationale for diagnosis.
- The evaluation must be performed by a licensed mental health professional which could include a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, or a licensed professional counselor. The diagnostician’s name, title, professional credentials, and affiliation must be provided.
- The documentation should include the following:
- Information regarding the severity of the disability;
- Information regarding the specific academic functions affected by the disability and the medication (ability to concentrate, ability to attend class regularly, stamina, ability to interact with others, etc.);
- Recommendations for academic accommodations based on specific symptoms of the disability.
- Documentation must reflect the current status of the disability. If the documentation does not, students may be required to submit updated information and/or documentation.
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