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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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Long-term effects

2(1)The effect of an impairment is a long-term effect if—

(a)it has lasted at least 12 months;

(b)the period for which it lasts is likely to be at least 12 months; or

(c)it is likely to last for the rest of the life of the person affected.

(2)Where an impairment ceases to have a substantial adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, it is to be treated as continuing to have that effect if that effect is likely to recur.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2), the likelihood of an effect recurring shall be disregarded in prescribed circumstances.

(4)Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which, for the purposes of this Act—

(a)an effect which would not otherwise be a long-term effect is to be treated as such an effect; or

(b)an effect which would otherwise be a long-term effect is to be treated as not being such an effect.

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