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.
A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information in the following circumstances: 1) to other healthcare providers to facilitate diagnosis and treatment 2) to find financially liable party and obtain payment 3) to administrative subcontractors 4) quality control organizations (peer review boards, etc.) 5) accrediting agencies 6) coroners 7) \bona fide research purposes\" 8) employer
An employer that is a provider of health care (or its agent) shall not be deemed to have violated Civil Code 56.20 if it follows the requirements for disclosing medical information possessed in connection with providing health care services to the provider's patients or employing its own employees.
A health care service plan shall not release any information indicating an employee is receiving services from a health care provider under the plan to an employer, unless the employee authorizes the plan to do so.
An employer that is an insurance institution, insurance agent, or insurance support organization . . . shall not be deemed to have violated Section 56.20 by disclosing medical information gathered in connection with an insurance transaction in accordance with that act.
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.