The rule states that when the injured worker provides a signed medical release the employer can request that the worker provide a list of medical providers that the worker authorizes to release medical records. The medical records released to the employer pursuant to a signed medical release must be treated as confidential medical records. Also, the rule states that authorized representatives of the parties may not be present at a medical examination conducted at the request of the commission or the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. However, injured workers may have a relative present at such medical examinations.
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August 20, 2012
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