Q13 - Anxiety from Work-Related Stress

Question: 

An employee suffers from stress due to hostile treatment from coworkers and provides an opinion by a qualified healthcare professional (psychiatrist) stating the employee is suffering from a work-related anxiety disorder. Is it recordable?

Answer:

YES, it is recordable if the employee received treatment, therapy or is issued a prescription and the employee voluntarily provides the employer with an opinion from a physician or other licensed health care professional with appropriate training and experience (psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, etc.) stating that the employee has a mental illness that is work-related.

1904.5(b)(2)(ix)

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