Has your practice ever received a subpoena or court order requesting or requiring you to send a medical record, but you’re unsure of how to proceed? Or, perhaps you’ve had an idea of the steps involved but simply didn’t have the time to do the research, verification and legwork required to properly address this type of formal records request. The privacy rules established by HIPAA impact the way practices must respond to requests for disclosure of a patient’s protected health information (PHI). This is no exception when it comes to court ordered or subpoenaed requests for PHI. The devil is in the details, and often your actions must be determined based on a combination of elements.
Download our white paper “To Send or Not to Send: Understanding Your Reporting Obligations in Response to Subpoenas” and gain a greater understanding of:
- How to read these subpoenas and court orders, and understand what action to take accordingly
- Knowing when your obligation to the court trumps HIPAA and when it does not
- Understanding your obligation to your patient regarding subpoenas
- Common scare tactics and tricks attorneys use to lure you into releasing PHI when you shouldn’t
- How to remove the burden and transfer the liability