(a)  The Medical Records Administrator at each field location shall ensure that personally identifiable medical information is secured in accordance with the rules in this Section.

(b)  The Principal OSH Investigator, the Medical Records Administrator, or the Director or his designee, may permit the examination or use of personally identifiable medical information by OSH Division employees who have a need for access.  No OSH Division employee, other than the Principal OSH Investigator, shall examine or otherwise use personally identifiable medical information unless so permitted.

(c)  Medical records shall not be transferred to Department employees outside of the OSH Division unless authorized by the Director or his designee.

(d)  OSH Division employees and other Department employees are only authorized to use personally identifiable medical information for the purposes for which it was obtained, unless the written consent of the employee is obtained for a secondary purpose.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-133;

Eff. March 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.