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    When you apply at the Fire Department, do they demand that you submit your medical records? I know that by law they cannot access your medical records without your permission. But, if you refuse to show them your records, will they disqualify you and think that you are hiding something?


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    It sounds like you want to hide something. What does it matter? And yes, it won't look good to deny the physicians request to release previous records.

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    see the replies to your same question already posted

    our department looks at and asks for everything else except medical records

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    When you get to the point of having your medical exam and medical background, you have to sign a form allowing the FD, HR, Investigator and or medical agency that is conducting the exam the permission to look at this. If you refuse, you will in most cases be dropped from consideration.

    The reason for them to review your health and previous medical history is to make sure they aren't hiring someone who had had major heart, lung or other health problems. If they didn't review the medical histories, then they would have to assume any and all problems you may have if they hire you.

    In states, that have a heath and lung bill, they wouldn't hire you if you had these issues before being hired!
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    I don't have any physical health conditions that would negatively affect my job performance. My records include information about my history with General Anxiety Disorder, but it's nothing serious now. I have learned to fully control my anxiety. If the Fire Department saw my medical records, they might disqualify me. But, wouldn't that go against the 'Americans with Disabilities Act?

    I have no history of drug addiction or alcoholism by the way.

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    Syrus, were you successful with this? I'm interested for the same reasons - adjustment disorder (completely recovered) that I think will probably disqualify me.

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