New Milford, CT asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut

Q: I fell at a local school during a non school event ( the school was being used o host a recital)

The fall was a result of the pavement walkway being improperly cared for. An EMT and policeman and several people saw the accident/fall. I am questioning whether I need a HiPPA consent filed with the insurance company before I release my records to them.

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2 Lawyer Answers

A: The insurance company may well want to get your medical records directly from your health care provider(s). In that case, the provider(s) will probably require that they receive HIPAA consent form(s) signed by you before they will release the records. If, on the other hand, they will settle for such records directly from you, they don't need such consents.

Jerome N. Goldstein
Jerome N. Goldstein
  • Shelton, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The first question is why you are working with an insurance company without an attorney? An experienced personal injury attorney would not only be able to get you the best answer but likely get you a better result than you can on your own. The insurance company is represented by an attorney. You should be as well. In direct response to your question, no medical provider can release your medical records without a HIPPA release signed by you.

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