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2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 40. Public employee trust fund.
40.07(1)(1) Notwithstanding any other statutory provision, individual personal information in the records of the department is not a public record and shall not be disclosed except as provided in this section.
40.07(1m)(1m) Individual personal information, other than medical records, may only be disclosed by the department under any of the following circumstances:
40.07(1m)(a)(a) The information is requested by the person whose record contains the information or by the duly authorized representative of the person;
40.07(1m)(b)(b) The information is requested by a public employee for use in the discharge of the employee's official duties;
40.07(1m)(c)(c) The information is required to be disclosed under a court order duly obtained upon a showing to the court that the information is relevant to a pending court action; or
40.07(1m)(d)(d) The information is required to be disclosed for the proper administration of the department or to assist in locating participants or beneficiaries the department is otherwise unable to contact.
40.07(2)(2) Medical records may be disclosed by the department only under any of the following circumstances:
40.07(2)(a)(a) When a disability application or health insurance claim denial is appealed.
40.07(2)(b)(b) Under a court order, or order of a hearing examiner, that is duly obtained upon prior notice to the department and a showing to the court or administrative tribunal that the information is relevant to a pending court or administrative action.
40.07(2)(c)(c) Upon a written authorization that specifically identifies the medical records that may be disclosed, but only to the person who is the subject of the medical records or to the person's designee, except that this paragraph shall not apply to any medical records to which the person's access is otherwise prohibited by law.
40.07(2m)(2m) Medical information gathered for any one of the benefit plans established under this chapter may be used by any other benefit plan established under this chapter.
40.07(3)(3) The department shall not furnish lists of participants, annuitants or beneficiaries to any person or organization except as required for the proper administration of the department.
40.07 - ANNOT.History: 1981 c. 96; 2005 a. 152.
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