Why do potential employers need access to past, present, and future health records?
June 23, 2012 5:59 AM Subscribe
Why do prospective employers ask access to past, current, and future health records? And can one decline?
posted by agent99 to work & money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Several employment applications have the following statement:
"I expressly waive all provisions of law prohibiting any physician, person, hospital or other institution that has or may hereafter attend or furnish me with treatment from disclosing to the Company any knowledge or information thereby acquired."
Why do they need this information? It seems excessive and possibly illegal--can one decline to provide them with it? Assume the position has no special physical or health requirements but is an office job.