Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
Series Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Language: English
Creator: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: July 30, 2008
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Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT


Date: July 30, 2008

REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Involuntary Medical Withdrawal 6C1-4.036

SUMMARY: This regulation amends the circumstances under which a student may be
involuntarily withdrawn from the Univeristy and sets forth conditions for readmission. Students
who pose a significant dangers of serious harm to themselves or others may be subject to an
involuntary medical withdrawal from the University. Students subject to such withdrawal shall
be provided written notice, an opportunity to be heard and the opportunity to appeal such
decision. Students subject to involuntary withdrawal shall also have a hold placed on their
records and may be required to meet certain conditions prior to readmission.

AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW. The comments must identify the regulation
you are commenting on.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED REGULATION
IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Administrative Assistant, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,
regulations@ufl.edu.
NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Patricia
Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs.

THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.









REGULATIONSRULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.036 Student Affairs: Involuntary Medical Withdrawal.

(1) The University will make reasonable accommodations for students with

disabilities as determined under applicable law. However, students are considered adults when

attending the University, and students have a responsibility to not cause harm to themselves or

others and to participate in University life safely. A student who poses a significant danger of

imminent or serious physical -harm to himself/herself or others at the University will be

involuntarily withdrawn from attendance atthe University by the Dean of Students or

designee.Vice President for Student Affairs or his/hcr dcsigncc Such action will be taken only

afterupen appropriate consultation with the Director of the Student Health Care Center or- the

Director of the University Counseling Center and thc Dean of Students or their rc;,octiv,

designees.

(2) A student subject to involuntary withdrawal shall be accordedftrnished:

(a) written nNotice of the University's decisionirtent to actremove the student

underpursuantta e this regulationf4e stating the reasons for the action;

(b) the opportunity to respond toAn advisor designated by the Dean of Students or

designee;









(c) theAn opportunity to appeal the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs

within 10 dayspresent relevant information for consideration of his/her case personally r b,,

representation.

(3) Should circumstances warrant, a student may be subject to an immediate

temporary withdrawal, pending a further determination. A student subject to an immediate

temporary withdrawal shall be provided notice of such withdrawal stating the reasons and an

opportunity to respond to the Dean of Students or designee as soon as reasonably possible after

such withdrawal. After so responding, the temporary withdrawal will be rescinded or made final

and notice shall be given to the student.f at any time the Vice President for Student Affairs or

his/her designee determine, upon a review of all available information and surrounding

circumstances, that any student's condition presents a danger of significant harm to the student or

others, the student will be subject to a temporary. y withdrawal, pending a further determination. A












others.

(4) Failure of a student to take the opportunity to respond at the time and in the

manner provided by the University shall not affect the validity of or delay any decision made

under this Regulation.









(54) A student subject to involuntary withdrawal shall receive a refund of fees as

provided in University of Florida RegulationRu-e 6C1-3.0371, -A-G. Applications or petitions

for readmission by students subject to involuntary withdrawal shall be considered and evaluated.

(6) A student who is involuntarily withdrawn shall have a hold placed on his/her

records, and the University may impose conditions for readmission, including but not limited to

one or more of the following:

(a) requiring the student to provide the Dean of Students a complete written

assessment (using the form provided by the University) from student's treating physician or

independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed mental health provider that the student is ready

and able to safely return to his/her educational pursuits;

(b) determination from an outside independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed

mental health provider retained by the University that student is ready and able to safely return to

the University;

(c) a written agreement from the student to attend and participate in any

treatment/programs/meetings to the extent recommended by student's treating physician or

licensed mental health provider and/or an independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed

mental health provider retained by the University; and/or

(d) determination by University officials that student has met conditions for

readmission and that the University has appropriate resources to support and meet any ongoing

needs of the student.



Specific Authority BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003210.132(1), 210.227(1),

210.261 FS.









Law i mplemented 120. 1(l), 2 C0.132, 20.133, n20.202, 10.261(2), 210.262FS.

History--New 2-11-82, Formerly 6C 1-4.36, Amended 10-31-99,




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