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How do Employees Access Medical Records?

An employee must submit a written request for access to their records. Employers must provide these records free of charge, and within a reasonable time frame.

Employers may provide access to records by providing the physical documents, providing facilities to copy documents, or loaning documents to copy off-site.

A designated representative may also access employee medical or exposure records. This person can be a legal representative of a deceased or legally incapacitated employee, or a designated representative whom an employee has given written authorization.

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