Authority to provide Medical Information

18 November 2016

The PSA has become aware that some members who have submitted ReturnToWorkSA (Workcover) claims are being requested by their injury management team to complete a departmental 'Authority to Exchange Medical Information' form.

The PSA advises members not to complete these departmental forms without first seeking advice from the PSA.

  • The ReturnToWorkSA claim form itself includes a Medical Authority and Worker Declaration. This limits departments to only obtaining information relevant a worker's injury, condition or illness. There is not normally any requirement for a further departmental form. 
  • The PSA is providing this advice to assist members protect their medical information.

For further assistance or enquiries please contact the PSA Member's Rights Hotline on 8205 3227