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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 15A.14

Objection to production or inspection or copying of document

             (1)  A person who objects to producing a document subpoenaed, or another party or an interested person who objects to the inspection or copying of a document subpoenaed by a party to the proceedings, must notify the Registrar and the issuing party, in writing, of the objection and the grounds of the objection before the day stated in the subpoena for production.

             (2)  If an issuing party seeks the production of a person's medical records, the person may, before the day stated in the subpoena for production, notify the Registrar in writing that he or she wants to inspect the records for the purpose of determining whether to object to the inspection or copying of the document by any other party.

             (3)  If notice is given under subrule (2):

                     (a)  the person may inspect the medical records and notify the Registrar in writing of an objection (including the grounds of the objection) within 7 days after the day stated in the subpoena for production; and

                     (b)  unless otherwise ordered, no other person may inspect the medical records until the later of:

                              (i)  7 days after the day stated in the subpoena for production; or

                             (ii)  the hearing and determination of the objection, if any.

             (4)  A subpoena that is the subject of a notice of objection under this rule must be referred to the Court or Registrar for the hearing and determination of the objection.



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