Pretend for a minute that your Carl Kaufmann of Du Pont. Assume that federal health investigators are pursing a report that one of your manufacuting plants has a higher-than average incidence of cancer among its of cancer among its employees. The plant happense to keep excellant medical records on all its employees, streching back for decades, whic might help identify the source of the problem. The government demands the files. But if the company turns them over, it might be accused of violating the privacy of all those workers who had submitted to private medical exams. The company offers an abstract of the records, but the government insists on the complete files, with employee names, Then the company tries to obtain releases from all the workers, but some of them refuse. If you give the records to the fed, the company has broken its commitment of confidentiality. What would you do?Yo© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 8:59 pm ad1c9bdddf
It depends on what the law is federally and in your state and which law supersedes the other one. In this case it sounds that the Federal government has asked for the documents but they may still be be violating the law by requesting them. Medical files ...