(Pennsylvania Worker's Comp Case) Can a IC's Nurse Case manager talk to the Dr. after my appointment without my permission?

Asked in Beaver, PA , on Feb 18, 2014

Also if not could the nurse be reported to perhaps the PA Nursing Board for privacy invasion ? I did not sign any of the papers from the nurse. No the nurse did not come in while I was with the Dr. but went in right after I came out, without asking or inviting me in.

Answered on Feb 18, 2014

The nurse case managers do everything they can to divine permission to inquire into your medical condition, you should be explicit as possible in denying them any past, present or future authority. There is often some paper on file before an attorney is involved. It is a HIPPA violation if they are not authorized. Again, just make sure you have made it clear they have no such authority.