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Posted : May 29, 2008
can a HSE Diving Doctor refuse to do a HSE?

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Posted : May 30, 2008
Good question. The answer is yes, they can refuse. Unlike doctors in the NHS, there is no "duty of care" responsibility unless the HSE doctor actively agrees to seeing someone and carrying out their medical examination, just as with any form of private medical health care.

Regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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