34:15-128.2. Definitions relating to "Workers' Compensation Medical Information Confidentiality Act."
For the purposes of section 1 of P.L. 1966, c. 164 (C. 34:15-128) and sections 6 through 9 of this amendatory and supplementary act [34:15-128.2 -- 34:15-128.5]:
"Disclose" means to release, transfer, open for inspection, make available for copying or otherwise divulge information to any person other than the individual who is the subject of the information.
"Division" means the Division of Workers' Compensation.
"Medical information" means information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that is created or received by a health care provider regarding an individual which is or may be used in connection with a workers' compensation case, or that is provided to the employer or its workers' compensation insurer or their agents in connection with the case, and relates to an individual's past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, the provision of health care to an individual, or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.
"Workers' compensation case" or "case" means any case in which an individual seeks workers' compensation benefits, whether or not the individual files a formal claim with the division.
HISTORY: L. 2001, c. 362, 6.