Health Law Bulletin #82

Responding to Subpoenas for Health Department Records

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Discusses conflicting obligations of a health department and its employees when responding to a subpoena's commands, balancing their duty to protect confidential information against their duty to respond. Through questions and answers, this bulletin discusses the basic rules governing subpoenas-how they are issued and served, when a person can obtain reimbursement for expenses, and the process of responding to subpoenas.

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Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
Topics - Local and State Government