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In an action , Can The DEFENDER obtain the medical

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In an action for Contact, Can The DEFENDER obtain the medical records of the pursuer, without first obtaining either a COURT ORDER; or The written Consent of the pursuer?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
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My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Medical Records are senstive personal data and therefore are defined and subject to protection under the Data Protection Act. You cannot obtain these records without 1) Consent 2) a Court Order 3) As part of disclosure relevant to a claim or 4) A power of attorney authorising it.
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