VIC Can Vicroads gain access to Medical Records?

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Mike A

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Is Vicroads able to access medical records without a court order? or even consent for that matter?

Why do they mail you a request for a medical assessment, that has to go Via you, to your doctor, he completes it, and then gives it back to you, and you have to forward it to Vicroads?

I would have thought if they had the Authority, they would go straight to the Doctor? Or at the very least, request the doctors information, then they could go to him direct?

Is Doctor / Patient confidentiality the reason why they cant?

Mike
 

Tony Danos

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For some reason VicRoads require a medical assessment from you. They cannot go direct to your doctor as it is confidential but can require you to have your practitioners complete to satisfy themselves of your fitness.
 
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