(Recorded Webinar) Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders, and Law Enforcement Requests for Records

Duration: 55 minutes
Recorded on: 5/20/2021

Legal requests for medical records and other protected health information (PHI) come into the health center is a variety of formats.  From subpoenas from patients and lawyers and court orders from judges to requests for records from law enforcement officials, navigating the rules around responding to these various requests while remaining in compliance with federal and state rules around patient confidentiality can be difficult. Layered onto the complex rules around responding to these requests and demands is the recent ruling in Ciox Health v. Azar regarding the permissibility of charging third parties for patient medical records.  The webinar will assist health centers in deciphering the various requests and demands they are receiving and how to respond to them.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • General Counsel
  • C-Suite Members
  • Site Managers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the different types of subpoenas, court orders and law enforcement requests for records.
  • Explore the various ways health centers receive these requests and demands for medical records and how to handle them.
  • Evaluate HIPAA and other federal and state laws implicated by these requests and demands for medical records.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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