2017 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 4 - Hospital Records as Evidence
§ 68-11-402. Furnishing copies of records in compliance with subpoenas.
- (a) Except as otherwise provided, when a subpoena duces tecum is served upon a custodian of records of any community mental health center or hospital duly licensed under the laws of this state in an action or proceeding in which the hospital is neither a party nor the place where any cause of action is alleged to have arisen, and the subpoena requires the production of all or any part of the records of the hospital or community mental health center relating to the care or treatment of a patient in the hospital or community mental health center, it shall be sufficient compliance with the subpoena if the custodian or other officer of the hospital or community mental health center within five (5) days after being served with a subpoena duces tecum, shall, either by personal delivery or certified or registered mail, file with the court clerk or the officer, body or tribunal conducting the hearing, a true and correct copy, which may be a copy reproduced on film or other reproducing material by microfilming, photographing, photostating or other approximate process, or a facsimile, exemplification or copy of such reproduction or copy, of all records described in the subpoena.
- (b) Any party intending to use this section shall furnish the adverse party or the adverse party's attorney a copy of the subpoena duces tecum not less than ten (10) days prior to the date set for the trial of the matter for which the records may be introduced.
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