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Is it ok to provide patients with a work notice to not return to work due to a compromised condition or status of their work environment?

We would recommend that you focus attention on patients with a compromised immune issue. Consider using the suggested sample notices linked below or one similar. In your discussion with the patient, ensure the patient is aware that the work notice would reveal protected health information to the employer indirectly. By doing so, the patient is informed of this disclosure in the event the employer raises any questions.

Sample Work Notices

Regarding patients who are not experiencing any symptoms and do not have an underlying compromised immune issue, our recommendation is to use your medical judgement given the information that you have available.

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