You supervise the correspondence unit of the Health Informat

You supervise the correspondence unit of the Health Information Service Department of the Medical Center. Today, you received a subpoena duces tecum from an attorney, demanding either the originals or copies of all health records concerning Mary Smith, who allegedly is or was a patient of the Medical Center. The subpoena lacks sufficient information for you to determine whether Mary Smith is or was a patient in your facility. The subpoena is not accompanied by a valid Authorization to Release information for Mary Smith, as required in your state. How should you respond to the subpoena?

Posted in Uncategorized