No. The suicide attempt is the result of a medical condition (depression). Accordingly, the denial of benefits for the treatment of the employee’s injuries violates HIPAA’s rule relating to source-of-injury exclusions because the plan provision excludes benefits for treatment of an injury resulting from a medical condition.
If a group health plan or group health insurance coverage generally provides benefits for a type of injury, the plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for treatment of the injury if the injury results from an act of domestic violence or a medical condition (including both physical and mental health conditions). This rule applies in the case of an injury resulting from a medical condition even if the condition is not diagnosed before the injury.
Source: HHS Reg. Sec. 146.121(b)(2)(iii), Example 1.