Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Eason provided insight for an article in Part B News outlining how medical practices should be equipped to identify and handle subpoenas, court orders, and other legal requests.

In the article, John named the types of documents you’re likely to see: a grand jury subpoena (criminal investigation), a civil investigative demand (civil investigation), an administrative investigative demand (criminal investigation), and an administrative subpoena (likely an administrative or civil investigation, but could be part of a criminal investigation). John added that these should be identifiable on their face.

The full article, “Hit With a Subpoena? Court Order? Know the Difference, Respond Accordingly,” was published by Part B News on February 29 and is available online (subscription required).