My state law says I may disclose records, relating to the treatment I provided to an injured worker, to a workers’ compensation insurer for purposes of determining the amount of or entitlement to payment under the workers’ compensation system. Am I allowed to share this information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
Yes. A covered entity is permitted to disclose an individual’s protected health information as necessary to comply with and to the full extent authorized by workers’ compensation law. See 45 CFR 164.512(l).