If a candidate had an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in school, some NYPD psychologists will consider that a reason for disqualification. The NYPD psychologist will ask you to sign an authorization to get your school records. When the records are received they will review them and determine if the issues you had in school will effect your candidacy.
If a candidate took ADHD medicine while in school, this may also be considered as a reason for NYPD disqualification. Again, the NYPD psychologist will request an authorization to obtain your records from school, and review them to determine if you should be disqualified on that basis.
You can appeal your disqualification by getting an independent psychologist to help you. They will explain that what happened back in school is not your current condition or state. Often candidates have outgrown the need for medicines, or their condition has not followed them into adulthood.
Of course, if you do not take action, the disqualification will become final and will effect your ability to get any other civil service jobs.
If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) or Notice of Disqualification (NOD), feel free to call me at 516 248 0040 or visit my website for further information regarding New York Civil Service disqualification issues.
During my more than 18 years as a civil service disqualification appeals attorney I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.
If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me at 516 248 0040.
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