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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 30. Alaska Workers' Compensation Act
- Section 107. Release of Information.
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. Prehearings On Discovery Matters; Objections to Requests For Release of Information; Sanctions For Noncompliance.
AS 23.30.107. Release of Information.
- (a) Upon written request, an employee shall provide written authority to the employer, carrier, rehabilitation specialist,
or reemployment benefits administrator to obtain medical and rehabilitation information relative to the employee's
injury. The request must include notice of the employee's right to file a petition for a protective order with the
division and must be served by certified mail to the employee's address on the notice of injury or by hand delivery to the
employee. This subsection may not be construed to authorize an employer, carrier, rehabilitation specialist, or
reemployment benefits administrator to request medical or other information that is not applicable to the employee's
- (b) Medical or rehabilitation records in an employee's file maintained by the divison or held by the
board are not public records subject to public inspection and copying under AS 40.25. This subsection
does not prohibit
- (1) the reemployment benefits administrator, the division, the board, or the department from releasing medical or rehabilitation records
in an employee's file, without the employee's consent, to a physician providing medical services under AS 23.30.095
(k) or 23.30.110(g), a party to a claim filed by the
employee, or a governmental agency; or
- (2) the quoting or discussing of medical or rehabilitation records contained in an employee's file during a hearing on a
claim for compensation, or in a decision and order of the board.
- (c) The division my not assemble, or provide information respecting, individual records for commercial
purposes that are outside the scope of this chapter.
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