Does occupational health ask for medical records?

Answer

Depending on the industry and the specific job, an employee may be asked to undergo certain occupational health medical services to ensure that they are physically fit and capable of performing the tasks required of the job. In such circumstances, it may be necessary for occupational health physicians and licensed health care professionals (PLHCP) to ask for medical records to further evaluate and make a safe decision regarding any underlying health conditions an employee may have that could pose a risk while on the job. For example, an employee undergoing a CDL physical exam who has a positive medical history may require additional medical documentation such as labs, diagnostic testing, etc.