Medical Privacy Test in GA

David J. DePaolo writes:

A Georgia case highlights what I think is an interesting debate of medical privacy in the context of workers’ compensation.

On Wednesday several amicus briefs were lodged with the Georgia Supreme Court on behalf of the Georgia Self-Insurer’s Association, Georgia Manufacturer’s Association and Georgia Poultry Federation urging the high court to reinstate a State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s decision which held that an injured worker could be forced to authorize her doctor to communicate with her employer regardless of whether the injured worker participated in the communication or not.

Read more about the case on DePaolo’s Work Comp World.

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