Kan. Admin. Regs. § 21-34-1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) "Covered entity" means an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or joint labor-management com-mittee.
(b) "Direct threat" means a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation.
(c) "Essential function" means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term "essential function" does not include the marginal functions of the position.
(d) "Has a record of such impairment" means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
(e) "Is regarded as having such an impairment" means:
(1) Has a physical or mental impairment that does not substantially limit major life activities but is treated by a covered entity as constituting a limitation;
(2) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities only as a result of the attitudes of others toward the impairment; or
(3) Has none of the impairments defined in subsections (h)(1) or (2) of this section but is treated by a covered entity as having an impair-ment.
(f) "Illegal use of drugs" means the use of drugs, the possession or distribution of which is unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812). This term does not include the use of a drug taken under the supervision of a licensed health care professional, or other uses authorized by Controlled Substances Act or other provisions of Federal or Kansas law.
(g) "Major life activities" means functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
(h) "Physical or mental impairment" means:
(1) any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine; or
(2) any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.
(i) "Qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other job-related requirements of the employment position the person holds or desires, and who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.
(j) "Qualification standards" means the personal and professional attributes including the skill, experience, education, physical, medical, safety and other requirements established by a covered entity as requirements which an individual must meet in order to be eligible for the position held or desired.
(k) "Substantially limits" means:
(1) unable to perform a major life activity that the average person in the general population can perform; or
(2) significantly restricted as to the condition, manner or duration under which an individual can perform a particular major life activity as compared to the condition, manner, or duration under which the average person in the general population can perform the same major life activity.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 21-34-1
Authorized by K.S.A. 44-1004; implementing K.S.A. 44-1009, as amended by L. 1991, Chapter 147, Section 6; effective, T-21-3-27-92, March 27, 1992; effective April 27, 1992.

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