Students with disabilities have certain rights that are protected by laws passed by the Federal government and by the Florida state legislature. The most important of these laws is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Florida Educational Equality Act also guarantees your rights. At the heart of all these laws is your right to not be discriminated against on the basis of your disability. If you think someone here on campus is violating your rights or otherwise preventing you from participating as a student contact the Director of ACCESS Services at once. If you think you are experiencing discrimination at your clinical site see your clinical supervisor/director or an instructor in your academic department first, then contact ACCESS Services.
While these laws are designed to protect you from discrimination, they do not give you special rights. You must meet all the requirements for graduation that other students must meet and you must obey all the college rules that apply to all other students.
Note to Students at the Medical Campus:
Students applying for admission, progression to any required clinical courses, and graduation from a program in nursing and allied health technologies must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of that specific academic program. Students with disabilities are advised to discuss with the Program Chair or School Director any questions or concerns you may have regarding your disability status and the qualities and performance standards required and expected by the academic program.
All students at all of the Miami-Dade College campuses are expected to know and adhere to all of the rights and responsibilities as stated in the “Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook”.
The Medical Campus at Miami-Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and does not discriminate because of disability status.