My Dad has been in and out of hospital 5 times since July 2013 and I am reluctant to advise him that his illness (a serious heart attack in which his heart stopped) has impacted upon my studies. The discharge notice which he would hold somewhere in his documents will hold medical information which is private to him.
I asked the OU for a deferral on my examination which they refused as I could not provide evidence. I therefore failed the course but had demonstrated steady progress throughout the course through my coursework.
I have continued my studies with a private tutor (it is a french course) and due to costs was trying to apply for the higher level course as I have advanced but would be happy to do the same course again if it would make them happy!
I applied for the higher level course and they are refusing to consider my application because I have not provided evidence.
No. I will not ask my Dad for this information. It will distress him and I do not feel that I should have to. After all, I am the student and it is not as if I am saying that I will not pay the course fees again (I will have paid for this course andalso the next course!).
Are they allowed to hold his medical info on file? Am I even legally allowed to give someones medical information out?