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Can occupational health get information from my gp without getting my consent?
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
Occupational health acts as an agent of the employer. They have access to all medical information relating to workplace injuries, regardless of employee consent.
Other than that they can only see medical information that you give permission for.

In brief: Usually not
Occupational health acts as an agent of the employer. They have access to all medical information relating to workplace injuries, regardless of employee consent.
Other than that they can only see medical information that you give permission for.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No but...
Privacy laws apply to occupational health as much as to any other health care information.
Note, however, that if you knowingly lie or withhold information on an occupational health form, not only could you be endangering your own life and health by limiting your employer's ability to properly protect you but you could also possibly be charged with a serious crime.

In brief: No but...
Privacy laws apply to occupational health as much as to any other health care information.
Note, however, that if you knowingly lie or withhold information on an occupational health form, not only could you be endangering your own life and health by limiting your employer's ability to properly protect you but you could also possibly be charged with a serious crime.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The medical records of your private physician can not be released to anyone without either your consent, or there is a valid court order for the release.

In brief: No
The medical records of your private physician can not be released to anyone without either your consent, or there is a valid court order for the release.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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