And … you would be wrong about that. Suggest to take the time to look up and read the ADA before you make an assertion about its content.
Schools sign agreements with hospitals to have students there for clinical hours. The hospital is within its rights to assure that their policies are followed by the school, its students, and its faculty in the building. They could, in fact, obtain a urine drug screen if they ask; the school knows this, and is letting every student know that the student who has a valid prescription for a controlled substance can save everybody a world of hurt if it’s disclosed to the proper person, in this case, the program direct’s secretary who will be compiling the relevant records. There is nothing “misguided” or “discriminatory” about this at all.
You will have many jobs that will require drug screens in your professional career. This will just be the first. Welcome to the profession.
“… could almost be interpreted as …” “Almost” only counts in horseshoes.
No, what it means is, “If anybody doesn’t disclose it and we find out about it later, they are in for a world of hurt, so get with the program.”
I don’t understand what this means. It is not “exploiting” students in any way, either. It’s simple: if you take a controlled substance prescribed by a medical professional for a documented valid reason, they need to know it ahead of time. They’re not going to post it on the ride-share bulletin board or put a special tag on your name pin, it will be held confidential. Chillax. And do discuss it with the director’s secretary for clarification, from the person that knows all about it.