Regardless of the reason, receiving a subpoena at your practice can make you immediately feel like you’re walking through a legal minefield.
Whether the subpoena is requesting medical records or some other information in your possession, the rules surrounding what you are and are not allowed to release can be confusing and difficult to navigate. To make these situations even more challenging, also consider the type of subpoena (federal, civil, state) to ensure your response is accurate. And civil subpoenas (or non-federal) can be some of the trickiest.
Even an innocent error when responding to a civil subpoena can result in critical legal and financial trouble for you and your practice. However, if you call your attorney every single time a subpoena arrives at your practice, you’d go broke. So, what are you supposed to do?
Fortunately, healthcare attorney Marissel Descalzo, Esq., is here to help. During her 75-minute online training, Marissel will provide you with step-by-step advice on how to respond to a non-federal subpoena correctly the first time. She’ll break down the most frequent mistakes practices make when responding to civil subpoenas and walk you through how to avoid them.
This expert-led online training will help prepare you and your staff for the next time a non-federal subpoena arrives at your door. Here are just a few of the actionable strategies you’ll receive by attending:
- Satisfy subpoena requests without sending too much information
- Identify when to wait for a court order responding right away
- Master mental health record requests, regardless of your specialty
- Safely send patient records for a minor; it’s harder than it sounds
- Differentiate the different types of subpoenas to determine your response
- Create a tracking system to make sure you respond to every essential deadline
- Prevent accidental information releases when talking to requesting parties
- Get response times extended, and learn when there is no chance
- Ace patient consent and notification rules to keep patients in the loop when required
- Pinpoint drug testing and rehab records you must never release
- Avoid issues related to Title 27 and criminal investigative divisions
- Avoid common subpoena response mistakes by mastering the alphabet soup of legal terms
- And much, much more…
You are expected to protect the private information of hundreds of patients, and their family members. And if you are not careful, one false move can land you in a network of legal issues and accusations. However, with a little help, you can better protect yourself, your practice and your patients by avoiding the most common mistakes practices make when responding to non-federal subpoena requests.
Don’t wait. Sign up for this must-attend training event today.
Marissel Descalzo focuses her legal practice on white-collar criminal litigation, government investigations, and compliance. Ms. Descalzo has participated in numerous trials to verdict. She handles criminal and civil matters of vital importance to clients’ businesses or their personal lives. Individuals and organizations accused of fraud and/or deceptive practices rely on Marissel’s extensive experience to assist and advise them on corporate governance and compliance matters, including in the area of anti-money laundering.
Ms. Descalzo regularly counsels companies from a variety of industries on the adoption and operation of their compliance programs and, in particular, assists companies in the health care industry and companies with overseas operations with internal investigations and ethics issues.
The webinar was very informative and kept me interested.
Stephen F. Austin Community Health Center, Inc.