What must the medical diagnosis include?

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A physician’s prescription that gives only a diagnosis does not provide adequate documentation for a 504 plan. In order for the 504 Team to determine if a medical condition meets the federal guidelines for a 504 disability, medical verification must clearly describe how the medical condition impacts the child’s ability to access his/her program, the long-standing nature of the condition, and what accommodations need to be provided to address the condition in the academic setting.

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