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Delaware Handbook: Subpoenas

WE HAVE RECEIVED A SUBPOENA FOR MEDICAL RECORDS. DO WE HAVE TO COMPLY? Record requests from attorneys and other legal representatives can create confusion for the receiving medical practice. When such requests are not accompanied by a proper written authorization signed by the patient, it is not always clear if privacy regulations allow disclosure of the information. It is important first to define the difference among a court order, a subpoena, and an attorney request. A court order is ...

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