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Delegation of subpoena authority

This is Guidance re: OCRs Subpoena Power


Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: June 29, 1905

Office for Civil Rights

Monday, April 16, 2007

Delegation of Subpoena Authority

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has delegated to the Director of OCR the authority to issue subpoenas in investigations of alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

Notice of this delegation was published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2007, and may be found at the GPO Access website Federal Register links:

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