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The Access to Personal Files and Medical Reports (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Retention of reportsN.I.

11.—(1) A copy of any medical report which a medical practitioner has supplied for employment or insurance purposes shall be retained by him for at least 6 months from the date on which it was supplied.

(2) A medical practitioner shall, if so requested by an individual, give the individual access to any medical report relating to him which the practitioner has supplied for employment or insurance purposes in the previous 6 months.

(3) The reference in paragraph (2) to giving an individual access to a medical report is a reference to—

(a)making a copy of the report available for his inspection; or

(b)supplying him with a copy of it;

and where a copy is supplied at the request, or otherwise with the consent, of the individual the practitioner may charge a reasonable fee to cover the costs of supplying it.

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