Kan. Admin. Regs. § 21-34-16 - Infectious and communicable diseases; food handling jobs

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

(a) If an individual with a disability is disabled by an infectious or communicable disease and if the risk of transmitting the disease associated with the handling of food cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, a covered entity may refuse to assign or continue to assign the individual to a job involving food handling. However, if the individual with a disability is a current employee, the employer must consider whether he or she can be accommodated by reassignment to a vacant position not involving food handling.
(b) This regulation does not preempt, modify, or amend any State, county, or local law, ordinance or regulation applicable to food handling which:
(1) provide greater or equal protection for the rights of individuals with disabilities disabled by an infectious or communicable disease that are afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and
(2) is designed to protect the public from individuals who pose a significant health risk to the health and safety of others, where that risk cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 21-34-16
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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