Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0800-02-01-.11 - RECORDS/COPIES

(1) Workers' compensation settlement documents are public records.
(2) Pursuant to T.C.A. § 50-3-702(b) workers' compensation claims records are exempt from public disclosure.
(3) Pursuant to T.C.A. § 50-6-131 medical records held by the Bureau are not public records and are exempt from public disclosure or inspection.
(4) Any person has a right to inspect public records. The right to "inspect" encompasses a right to view existing records and request a copy of them. It does not include a right to request searches for records not known to exist. Subject to an offer of employment, employers may request the Bureau to confirm the truthfulness of an applicant's answers regarding prior workers' compensation claims.
(5) Copies of the Workers' Compensation records disclosable under state law may be obtained by written request made to:

Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

ATTN: Records' Custodian

220 French Landing Drive, 1-B

Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1002

(6) Fees for researching and copying shall be ten dollars for the first twenty-five (25) pages and twenty-five cents (25¢) for each page after 25 pages.
(7) The Bureau shall charge an additional fee of $10.00 for certified records.
(8) Payments of fees for records shall be made by credit card, check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of Tennessee and submitted to the Administrator. Payment in cash will not be accepted. Payment is due upon receipt of the requested material. Requestors will not be entitled to receive additional records until all payments for records provided within the previous sixty (60) days have been received.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0800-02-01-.11
Original rule filed February 19, 1987; effective April 5, 1987. Amendments filed March 2, 2018; effective 5/31/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 50-6-131, 50-6-228, and 50-6-238.

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