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


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Consent to applications for medical reports for employment or insurance purposes

8.—(1) A person shall not apply to a medical practitioner for a medical report relating to any individual to be supplied to him for employment or insurance purposes unless—

(a)that person (“the applicant”) has notified the individual that he proposes to make the application; and

(b)the individual has notified the applicant that he consents to the making of the application.

(2) Any notification given under paragraph (1)(a) must inform the individual of his right to withhold his consent to the making of the application, and of the following rights under this Part , namely—

(a)the rights arising under Articles 9(1) to (3) and 11(2) with respect to access to the report before or after it is supplied;

(b)the right to withhold consent under Article 10(1); and

(c)the right to request the amendment of the report under Article 10(2),

as well as of the effect of Article 12.

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