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August/September 2018 (vol. 15/2)

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Expert Witness: What’s in a name?

It is vital that OH professionals understand the legal distinction between health ‘records’ and ‘reports’

Summary:

It is vital that occupational health professionals understand the difference between a health report and a record, since each has a very different meaning in law. OH legal expert Diana Kloss explains.

In recent months I have witnessed confusion among occupational health (OH) professionals about the difference between a health record and a report, which has important legal consequences. This article sets out the meanings of these terms in the contexts in which OH professionals will most often encounter them…

 

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2018 (vol. 15/2) pp31-33

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