My fiance is enrolling in a nursing program
in Indiana. The program requires a drug screen, usually a urinalysis. However, she has end stage renal disease and, therefore, doesn't produce any urine. The cost for a urinalysis is about $40. Because she has to have a blood drug screen, she has to pay about $160. Does this feel like discrimination to you? It sure does to me.
Quote from AliNajaCat
But .... what about my strainer? I'm a Pastafarian. Would I have to take it off to pee in the cup?
Take what off? I'm imagining a peepee teepee made of pasta
ETA: I just looked up pastafarian and was regaled with tales of a Flying Spaghetti Monster. I'm dying.
OP: not to make light of your gf's situation. I'm sorry you're upset, but I hope you can understand why she is not facing discrimination.
Last edit by Scottishtape on Jan 11
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
A drug screen is required for admission to the program. Your fiancee is aware that a drug screen is required for admission to the program.
I say this gently: it is not the school's fault that your fiancee can't meet the requirement at the lowest cost.
Discrimination is where someone is treated adversely based solely on age, race, gender, religion, disability, or other protected classes. Having end-stage renal disease does not make one fall under a protected class.
And even if you could successfully argue that having end-stage renal disease falls under "disability", all the school has to do is make reasonable accommodations to accommodate said disability--which, by making the drug screen available via blood test, it has. Reasonable accommodations doesn't mean that the school has to pick up the tab for the test, though.
I'm sorry if this isn't what you and she want to hear.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Jan 12
: Reason: one too many "said"-s