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Military Medical Records

Discussion in 'Other Legal Issues' started by n0mad, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. n0mad

    n0mad Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can the military release medical records to a background investigator, including any sessions with a psychologist, for employment verification?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    My understanding is that certain records are not accessible and private sessions with a psychologist would be considered privileged communication. It is even protected from an attorney unless the privilege is waived. There are very important public policy considerations for this -- people would not feel free to talk to these professionals when they really need help for fear of having what they say released so easily to members of the general public.
     

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