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) (PDF - 3 pages).