Must I disclose my status to my employer?
Jul 5, 2006
I work for an organisation that provides services to persons with developmental disabilities in Indiana. Am I legally bound to disclose my status because I provide direct care for my clients: including assisting with bathing, toileting and administering medications?
Response from Ms. Breuer
No, no, no. If you were a healthcare worker performing invasive procedures, you would need to follow the disclosure policy of the hospital that employed you, but in your position, you are not putting clients at risk. I urge you to keep your diagnosis confidential. If you read other letters in this forum for a while, you'll see why.
I'm so glad you asked first.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.