Kansas Administrative Regulations
Section 21-34-16 - Infectious and communicable diseases; food handling jobs

Universal Citation: KS Admin Regs 21-34-16

Current through Register Vol. 43, No. 12, March 20, 2024

(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.

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