Persons desiring to examine a file maintained by the division, shall present a written document authorizing their inspection of the file to designated personnel of the division. The authorization must be signed and dated within the preceding six months by a party to the claim who is either the employee, the employer, the insurer, the special compensation fund, a dependent in death cases, or a legal guardian in cases of mental or physical incapacity. The authorization must specify the person or party authorized to review the file. The authorization is placed in and becomes part of the file. Information from division files may not be released over the telephone without the written authorization required by this subpart.
This part shall not be construed to grant greater access to the files than that given by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or the Workers' Compensation Act.
11 SR 1530
June 11, 2008