Privacy Officer's Roundtable

Employer Access to COVID-19 Test Results

  • 1.  Employer Access to COVID-19 Test Results

    Posted 03-20-2020 11:07 AM
    ​​I would like to get some input from the group on this situation.
    We are a multi-specialty physicians group and have a walk-in clinic, as well as multiple primary care and internal medicine practices. So there is potential that our employees may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus in spite of taking appropriate precautions.
    If we do testing on-site, at the employee's request, can the test results be shared with our Employee Health Nurse and other specified senior leadership personnel without written authorization from the employee? This would be to ensure the health of our other 400+ employees. We would, of course, reporting positive results to public health agencies as required.
    Thanks for your insight and thoughts

    Wendy E. Dell, CHC CHPC
    Senior Business Office Manager
    White-Wilson Medical Center
    Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32578
    2020 SCCE Membership