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Medical Eligibility Requirements

Medical References: United States Code

Legal authorities for issues of concern to Federal employees, and people interested in working for the Federal Government.

TITLE 5 Government Organization and Employees
SUBCHAPTER II Administrative Procedure
Sec. 552a Records About Individuals (The Privacy Act of 1974)
  • 5 U.S.C. ยง552a.(f) applies to establishing Agency rules for disclosure of medical records.
  • SUBPART B Employment and Retention
    CHAPTER 33 Examination, Selection, and Placement
    Sec. 3301 Civil service; generally.
    Sec. 3309 Preference eligibles; examinations; additional points for.
    Sec. 3310 Preference eligibles; examinations; guards, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians.
    Sec. 3311 Preference eligibles; examinations; crediting experience.
    Sec. 3312 Preference eligibles; physical qualifications; waiver.
    Sec. 3313 Competitive service; registers of eligibles.
    Sec. 3314 Registers; preference eligibles who resigned.
    Sec. 3316 Preference eligibles; reinstatement.
    Sec. 3317 Competitive service; certification from registers.
    Sec. 3318 Competitive service; selection from certificates.
    Sec. 3320 Excepted service; government of the District of Columbia; selection.
    Sec. 3351 Preference eligibles; transfer; physical qualifications; waiver.
    CHAPTER 73 Suitability, Security, and Conduct
    Sec. 7361 Drug abuse
    Sec. 7362 Alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
    Sec. 7363 Reports to Congress.
    CHAPTER 81 Compensation for Work Injuries
    Sec. 8123 Physical examinations
    TITLE 29 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
    TITLE 39 Postal Service
    Part II §1005 Provisions of title 5 relating to a preference eligible ((5CFR 2108(3)) apply in the same manner and under the same conditions as if the applicant, officer, or employee were subject to the competitive service.
    TITLE 42 The Public Health and Welfare
    CHAPTER 126 Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities.
    Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments