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FL - privacy & medical records & HIPPA
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HIPAA Workers' Comp Exception

Treatment obtained during workers' compensation that is directly related to the workplace injury may be exempted from the HIPPA Privacy Rule. If a covered entity treats the individual, that entity is permitted to disclose that individual's health information as necessary and to the extent permitted by workers' compensation laws. Covered entitles can also release information as necessary with the patient's explicit authorization to do so. Additionally, individuals cannot request, and do not have the right, to tell a covered entity not to share his or her personal health information if it is required to be disclosed as part of the workers' compensation law.



Workers' Comp & HIPAA Rules | Florida http://www.ehow.com/about_5494607_worker...z0u9VQDSLO
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RE: FL - privacy & medical records & HIPPA - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 07-19-2010, 01:44 PM

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