Authorization for Release And Use of Medical Information
June 30, 2012 12:41 AM Subscribe
What happens if I don't return the "Authorization for Release And Use of Medical Information" form for my Worker's Comp claim?
posted by StrictlyVague to Law & Government (12 answers total)
Recently I was injured at work. Nothing big - just a big ol' bruise. But I had to get it checked out.
Now I received a form that says "Authorization for release and use of medical information" from the Worker's Comp administrative company. I don't speak legal, but it sounds like they want access to all my past medical records, forever. It also has checkboxes for HIV, Psychiatric Information, drug/alcohol abuse.
I'm not comfortable returning this - but I also don't have the money to hire a lawyer to review what looks like a form letter.
The cover letter doesn't really say what would happen if I don't return this.
So... I know you don't have a JD, but what would happen if I don't return this?