50-16-527, MCA

MONTANA SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

Thompson v. State, 2007 MT 185, 338 Mont. 511, 167 P.2d 867 Where no benefits are at issue, the WCC does not have jurisdiction to issue a declaratory judgment holding §§ 39-71-604(3), 50-16-527(5), MCA, unconstitutional.

 
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS

[2003] Thompson v. State of Montana and Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp. and Montana State Fund [10/18/05] 2005 MTWCC 53 Sections 39-71-604(3) and 50-16-527(5), MCA (2003), which allow an insurer or its agent to communicate with a physician or other health care provider about an injured employee’s health care information by telephone, letter, electronic communication, in person, or by other means and to receive from the physician or health care provider the sought after information without prior notice to the injured employee, to the employee's authorized representative or agent, or in the case of death, to the employee's personal representative or any person with a right or claim to compensation for the injury or death are violative of Mont. Const., Art. II, §§ 10 and 17.