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The following are medical conditions that doctors can disqualify for. The good news is that yours seems to be a category B (herniated disc). Category A's are automatically disqualifying. Category B's can be disqualified but are decided upon on a case-by-case basis.

a. Category A medical conditions shall include:
i. none


b. Category B medical conditions shall include:
i. cervical arthrodesis/fusion,/instability
ii. cervical canal stenosis,
iii. cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy,
iv. herniated disc,
v. degenerative disc disease,
vi. abnormal chronic contraction of neck muscles,
vii. any other neck condition that results in an individual not being able to perform the job of police officer


Category A and Category B Medical Conditions

· (a) A Category A Medical Condition is a medical condition that would preclude an individual from performing the essential job functions of a municipal police officer, or present a significant risk to the safety and health of that individual or others.

· (b) A Category B Medical Condition is a medical condition that, based on its severity or degree, may or may not preclude an individual from performing the essential job functions of a municipal police officer, or present a significant risk to the safety and health of that individual or others.
 

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That'll be up to the doctor who will look at your medical history and also give you a physical. The doctor will determine whether or not he/she feels as though it won't get in the way of safely performing your duties as a police officer. Judgment call.

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