62-6-5Information confidential--Release to employee or public agency.

Information obtained within the contemplation of this title shall be used for no other purpose than for the information of the department or insurance company with reference to the duties imposed upon the department. However, the department may release information to an injured employee or the employee's attorney, to a social security or welfare office having a claim by the employee, or to any state or federal agency which rehabilitates persons with disabilities. The department may issue statistical information if individual claimants are not identified.

Source: SL 1917, ch 376, § 43; RC 1919, § 9479; SDC 1939, § 64.0507; SL 1970, ch 282; SL 2008, ch 278, § 40.