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2010-04-23-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:    Amendments to Appendix A to Rule 402, SCACR
 Rules of the Board of Law Examiners


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners, Appendix A(B)(2)(f), to Rule 402, SCACR, is amended to state as follows:

(f) In addition, an applicant seeking special testing accommodations due to a learning disability or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder must provide appropriate documentation provided by a licensed professional qualified to diagnose such disability including, but not limited to, a licensed physician, learning disability specialist or psychologist.  Learning disability and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder evaluations must meet all requirements stated on the Board's written forms and should be completed or updated within the past three (3) years.  An updated evaluation does not necessarily need to be a full, comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, but must provide information concerning relevant treatment, course of condition, current impairment, and rationale for current accommodation requests.  The previous comprehensive diagnostic evaluation must be submitted with the updated evaluation.  It is the applicant's responsibility to insure the Board is provided with a complete record fully demonstrating the existence and extent of impairment.

These amendments shall take effect ninety (90) days from the date of this order.  See Rule 402(a)(4), SCACR.

IT IS SO ORDERED.    

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                 J.

Columbia, South Carolina
April 23, 2010