My State law says I may provide information regarding an injured workers' previous condition, which is not directly related to the claim for compensation, to an employer or insurer if I obtain the workers' written release. Am I permitted to make this disclosure under the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
A covered entity
may disclose protected health information where the individual’s written authorization has been obtained, consistent with the Privacy Rule’s requirements at 45 CFR 164.508
. Thus, a covered entity would be permitted to make the above disclosure if the individual signed such an authorization.
Date Created: 12/20/2002
Last Updated: 03/14/2006