An employer may not require medical or psychological examinations of employees, unless they are job-related and necessary for business. Employers may conduct voluntary medical examinations, including voluntary medical histories, which are part of an employee health program available to employees at that worksite.
In a medical negligence action, a demand for settlement or offer to compromise made on a patient's behalf shall be accompanied by an authorization to disclose medical information to persons or organizations insuring, responsible for, or defending professional liability that the certificate holder may incur. The authorization shall . . . authorize disclosure of that information that is necessary to investigate issues of liability and extent of potential damages in evaluating the merits of the demand for settlement or offer to compromise.
An authorization for an employer to disclose medical information shall be valid if it complies with all of the following: 1) must be signed by the patient (or in some cases, his legal representative, or beneficiary) and states: (1) the use of the type of information to be disclosed; (2) the names of the health care provider or other parties that may disclose the information or who are authorized to receive the info; (3) the limitations on use of the info; (4) the date after which the information can no longer be disclosed.
Each drug discount agreement shall permit a manufacturer to audit claims for the drugs the manufacturer provides under the program. Information disclosed to manufacturers must comply with all privacy laws to protect a program participant's health information.