Individuals who meet the qualifications for admission are encouraged to apply. Every qualified applicant, including those with disabilities, receives equal consideration in the admissions process. Applicants are not required to notify PIHMA of a disability during the application process.
PIHMA affirms its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability and requiring PIHMA to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled students in all programs and activities.
Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator and/or Dean of Academic Affairs after admission and prior to enrollment. Students with disabilities who require personal assistance must make appropriate arrangements in a timely manner before the beginning of each semester. The campus is accessible to those who are in wheelchairs.
Qualified students with documented disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations at PIHMA and those accommodations sometimes involve an intermediary or an auxiliary aid. However, it should be noted that no disability can be reasonably accommodated at PIHMA with an auxiliary aid or intermediary that provides cognitive support or medical knowledge, substitutes for essential clinical skills, or supplements clinical and ethical judgment. Accommodations cannot eliminate essential program elements and requirements.
Some intermediaries that may be acceptable include sign language interpreters – provided the interpreters offer only translation, and do not perform selective, analytic, interpretive, or integrative functions for the student – or transcriptionists who provide a similar function.
No student shall be retaliated against for seeking accommodation under this policy or for participating in
any complaint procedures brought against PIHMA for its noncompliance with the policy.