Access to reports is provided following legislative and prescribed ethical principles.
This will be discussed with you when the informed consent form is completed.
In general, the following applies:
- Assessment and progress reports are sent directly to the treating specialist, if referred by them.
- If the employer or their management agency has requested a report, it is sent directly to them.
- The requirements of insurance companies are that they are forwarded the report, given that it’s considered their property as they have paid for it.
- Return-to-work plans are provided to and signed by all relevant parties, usually human resources, the line manager, the rehabilitation service provider and the party that pays.
Where possible, reporting or details or personal traumas is kept to a minimum to protect confidentiality.