OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 29 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Section 413 Information to medical professional

Employers must provide information about a controlled product to a medical professional who requests that information for the purpose of medial diagnosis or treatment of a person in an emergency. The federal legislation also allows an officer of HMIRC to communicate information received from an employer regarding a claim for confidential business information to a medial professional who requests that information for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment of a person in an emergency. The medical professional must also maintain confidentiality of the information, except where the information is needed for medical treatment.