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Can a worker sign a ROI so that their doctor can share medical information with the employer?

Teresa (WorkSafeBC): A worker can, but they are not obligated to, share their medical information. Many doctor’s reports can include information that is not relevant to the claim and is the confidential, private, information of the worked. For medical information to help identify suitable work, you can direct a worker to physiotherapy for the completion of a functional abilities form.

WorkSafeBC will pay for the initial visit even if the claim is not accepted. However, communication with the worker is all that is needed. The worker can participate in suitable work without any type of medical clearance on file.