When conducting third-party assessments or treating work-related medical conditions, physicians may disclose information to a third party:
- With written or documented consent of the individual (or authorized surrogate).
- As required by law, including workmen’s compensation law where applicable.
When disclosing information to third parties, physicians should:
- Restrict disclosure to the minimum necessary information for the intended purpose.
- Ensure that individually identifying information is removed before releasing aggregate data or statistical health information about the pertinent population.