Provided by: Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.
June 20, 2017
A former patient's new job is asking me to fill out a medical clearance form. Am I authorized?
Not as I can tell from the information provided. In order to disclose any information about a patient, or even the fact the patient is a patient of yours, you would need the patient's authorization (properly documented), or an official court order or other statutorily authorized disclosure for request. Here, as far as I know, an employer reached out and sent you a form to fill in, which doesn't seem to fit into an approved release category without patient explicit consent...