The Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in a resolution dated February 20, 2019, has established that due to the private and reserved nature of medical records, health care entities (EPS) cannot order employers to provide the medical records of their employees and employers cannot request said records from their employees to process incapacity to work.
It was published today in the official gazette Ordinance no. 95/2019, of March 29, introducing amendments to the “Contrato-Emprego” Program (a public program to promote the employment in Portugal, with financial support to employers). These amendments aim to speed the decision from public authorities regarding the applications to the Program and introduce legal changes in the target beneficiaries of the Program.