|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.
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