HCS CSSB 169(FIN): "An Act relating to release of information in individual workers' compensation records; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 169(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to release of information in individual workers' compensation records; 02 and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 23.30.107(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) Medical or rehabilitation records, and the employee's name, address, 06 social security number, and telephone number contained on any record, in an 07 employee's file maintained by the division or held by the board are not public records 08 subject to public inspection and copying under AS 40.25. This subsection does not 09 prohibit 10 (1) the reemployment benefits administrator, the division, the board, or 11 the department from releasing medical or rehabilitation records in an employee's file, 12 without the employee's consent, to a physician providing medical services under 13 AS 23.30.095(k) or 23.30.110(g), a party to a claim filed by the employee, or a 14 governmental agency; or
01 (2) the quoting or discussing of medical or rehabilitation records 02 contained in an employee's file during a hearing on a claim for compensation or in a 03 decision and order of the board. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 23.30.107 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05 (d) An employee may elect to authorize the disclosure of the employee's 06 name, address, social security number, and telephone number contained in a record 07 described in (b) of this section by signing a declaration on a form provided by the 08 division. 09 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).