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Amici Join High Court Case over Worker's Right to Medical Privacy

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, June 8, 2012 | 0

The first of what presumably will be several amicus briefs has been lodged with the Georgia Supreme Court in a case which addresses the interplay between patient privacy rights and workers' compensation disclosure requirements.Wednesday's joint filing on behalf of the Georgia Self-Insurer's Association, Georgia Manufacturer's Association and Georgia Poultry Federation urges the high court to reinstate a State Board of Workers' Compensation's decision which held that an injured worker could be forced to authorize her doctor to communicate with her employer.The groups are...

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