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December/January 2012/2013 (vol. 09/4)

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Expert Witness: Obtaining medical evidence

Legal and ethical compliance

Summary:

Obtaining medical reports, and the worker’s consent to release OH reports, continue to create confusion for practitioners.  Diana Kloss explains the law and ethical guidance. 

AT a recent conference it emerged that there is still misunderstanding among some occupational health (OH) professionals about the legal and ethical rules governing the obtaining of medical reports and records. The fundamental principle behind these rules is that….

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

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2012/2013 (vol. 09/4) pp34-36

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