Who needs to know what when? Your health is your business.
It may be that you lose some of your privacy at work when using your employer’s email, desk, filing cabinet, or classroom, but when it comes to your health and your medical information, your right to privacy is not debatable—yet, it continues to be an issue for Maryland educators. Follow the tips below to keep your health your business.
Submitting a medical note
What about fitness for duty exams?
When a local board of education directs an employee to a fitness for duty exam, the doctor’s office often requires the employee to sign a broad release that gives the doctor access to your complete medical history and allows the doctor to share that information with your employer.
Remember these three things:
Call your UniServ director—the law strictly regulates an employer’s right to medical information. If you are pressured or required to release a medical note to your principal or to sign releases giving access to your medical records, your local affiliate and MSEA will take action to protect your right to privacy.
*Americans with Disabilities/Family Medical Leave Act