145 European Journal of Health Law 7 : 145-172, 2000. © 2000 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. NEWS AND VIEWS Medical Examinations Preceding Employment and/or Private Insurance: A Proposal for European Guidelines SJEF GEVERS Professor of Health Law, University of Amsterdam In 1995, a Committee of Experts was set up within the Council of Europe to elaborate guidelines concerning the use of medical examinations, in particular for employment and insurance purposes. The Committee was composed of the following members: dr.M.Lamberg (chairman, Finland), prof.S.Gevers (consultant, The Netherlands),dr.P.Mierzewski (secretary), dr.B.Bach (Denmark), dr.I.Torstila (Finland), dr.Saury (France), mr.H.Viehten (Germany), ms.E.Olsthoorn (Netherlands), dr.H.Leira (Norway), ms.C.Marcuard (Switserland), ms R.Jacobs (U.K.), dr.G.Aresini/dr.O.Manceni (EU), dr.S.Niu (ILO), dr.J.Jarvisalo/dr.B.Baranski/dr.A.Cantineau (WHO). The Committee met four times; the results of its work are laid down in the following report, the publication of which was approved by the Public Health Committee of the Council of Europe in 1999. According to the Committee, the concerns raised by medical examinations make it desirable to develop international, or at least European guidelines for the proper use of medical examinations and for the protection of social and individual human rights in connection with such examinations, in particular in relation to access to employment
European Journal of Health Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2000
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