Section 5-3 Medical practitioners' notification obligation

(1) Any medical practitioner who through his work learns of an employee who is suffering from an occupational disease of the same status as an occupational injury pursuant to section 13-4 of the National Insurance Act or another disease that the medical practitioner believes to be due to the employee's working situation, shall give written notification of this to the Labour Inspection Authority.

(2) Subject to the consent of the employee, the employer shall be notified of the disease.

(3) The Ministry may by regulation issue further provisions concerning the extent and implementation of the notification obligation, including the duty to report specified diseases that may be presumed to be caused by the nature of the work or by conditions at the workplace.