Rule Rule 581-015-2390
Definitions for Hearings Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The following definitions apply to OAR 581-015-2395 (Procedures for a Hearing under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973):


“Student with a disability under Section 504” means any student who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.


As used in section (1) of this rule:


“Physical or mental impairment” means 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; genito-urinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; endocrine; any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities;


“Major life activities” means functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working;


“Qualified student with a disability under Section 504” means a student with a disability under Section 504 who is:


Of an age during which persons without a disability are provided educational services;


Of any age during which it is mandatory under state law to provide such services to students with disabilities; or


To whom a state is required to provide a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


“School District” means a school district as defined in ORS 343.153.
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