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Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Resident’s ADA Claim

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a hospital that was sued by a former second year resident who claimed discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The circuit court found that the resident, who reportedly suffered from a sleep disorder and restless legs syndrome, was not discriminated against when he was dismissed from his program. Rather, the court pointed to the fact that he had failed the USMLE Step 3 exam three times as evidence that he was not a qualified individual who could perform the essential functions of his employment.

Rodrigo v. Carle Found. Hosp.

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Question of the Week

Our Medical Staff Services Department is reviewing an application for a physician who has been recruited by the Medical Center as an employee. The physician does not meet all of the eligibility criteria in the Medical Staff Credentials Policy, but we understand the contract has already been signed. What should we do?

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