Essential Functions Required of Phlebotomy Students

A detailed listing of these essential functions is included and discussed at the Phlebotomy orientation session.

Note:  Both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 29 U.S.C.A. Sect. 794 and the new Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against ‘otherwise qualified’ persons with a disability. If an applicant can perform those ‘essential functions’, he or she is ‘otherwise qualified’ under the law and must be treated the same as people without a disability. A person who cannot perform the ‘essential functions’ is not ‘otherwise qualified’ and may be denied access to the program without being subject to legal action for discrimination.

(From NAACLS NEWS, Volume 50, fall 1991)