Govt settles dispute with medical examiners

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 7:35 PM
Govt settles dispute with medical examiners

The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the National Board of Medical Examiners that requires the private organization to make reasonable accommodations for test-takers with disabilities.

An agreement between the government and the medical examiners board prohibits the organization from imposing demands for unnecessary documentation and burdensome and expensive professional evaluations or irrelevant testing. The board administers a standardized exam used in granting medical licenses.

The settlement also grants testing accommodations to Frederick Romberg, a Yale Medical School student with a reading disability. Romberg will be allowed twice the standard testing time and be given a separate testing area to take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.