Does HIPAA Prohibit Companies From Obtaining Medical Records of an Employee’s Worker’s Compensation Claim?

Does HIPAA prohibit companies from obtaining medical information directly from a doctor treating a recipient of workers’ compensation benefits? Georgia’s Supreme Court has weighed in on the matter. Laura McRae, an Arby’s employee, suffered third-degree burns to her esophagus after mistakenly drinking lye left in a break room cup. She received workers’ comp benefits and … Continue reading Does HIPAA Prohibit Companies From Obtaining Medical Records of an Employee’s Worker’s Compensation Claim?