Allen v. Gantt et al
HIPAA PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 35 Unopposed MOTION For HIPAA Order by Donald Gantt. Signed by Magistrate Judge Katherine P. Nelson on 5/20/2011. copies to parties. (sdb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DONALD GANTT and
THE CITY OF MARION, ALABAMA, )
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:10-00474-KD-N
HIPAA PROTECTIVE ORDER
This action is before the undersigned on a motion for a HIPAA1 order (doc. 35)
filed by Donald Gantt, a defendant herein. Gantt seeks discovery of medical records held
by four additional medical providers:
1. Dr. Subramonium K. Das, M.D., 1013 Medical Center Parkway #104,
Selma, Alabama 36701.
2. Dr. Lonnie Felton, M.D., 1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma,
3. Dr. Sai S. Nanburu, M.D, 1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma,
4. Dr. Gordon V. Smith, M.D., 1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma,
5. Dr. Kazi Ahmad, M.D., 1910 Cherokee Avenue SW, Cullman, Alabama
Defendant seeks health information that is protected by the privacy regulations issued
pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Defendant does not limit the information he seeks to any particular health care
provider/administrator or to any particular time period.
6. Dr. Charles Lett, M.D., 1013 Medical Center Parkway #A, Selma,
7. Cahaba Mental Health, 1017 Medical Center Parkway,Selma, Alabama
8. Woodland Hills Behavioral Health, 1910 Cherokee Avenue SW,
Cullman, Alabama 35065.
Attached to the motion is a copy of plaintiff’s confirmation that she does not oppose the
motion. (Doc. 35-1). This matter has been referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and Local Rule 6.
Upon consideration of plaintiff’s lack of opposition (doc. 35-1) and all other
pertinent portions of the record, the undersigned concludes and it is therefore
ORDERED that Gantt’s motion for a HIPPA order is due to be and is hereby
GRANTED. The attorneys for the parties to this lawsuit are permitted to inspect and
copy all health information relating to TAMELA ALLEN and to inspect and copy all
information relative to the payment for any provisions of medical care to TAMELA
ALLEN, as follows.
This Court Order authorizes Subramonium K. Das, M.D., Lonnie Felton, M.D.,
Sai S. Nanburu, M.D., Gordon V. Smith, M.D., Kazi Ahmad, M.D., Charles Lett, M.D.,
Cahaba Mental Health, and Woodland Hills Behavioral Health, when provided with a
subpoena requesting the production of documents or commanding attendance at
deposition or trial to disclose Protected Health Information regarding TAMELA ALLEN
in response to such request or subpoena. This Court Order is intended to authorize
disclosures under Section 164.512(e)(1) of the privacy regulations issued pursuant to the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Nothing in this Order shall be deemed to relieve any party or attorney of the
requirements of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure. Nothing in this Order permits
disclosure of confidential communications made for the purposes of diagnosis or
treatment of a patient’s mental or emotional condition, including alcohol or drug
addiction, among the patient, the patient’s psychotherapist, and person who are
participating in the diagnosis or treatment under the direction of the psychotherapist,
including members of the patient’s family, nor does this Order permit disclosure of
records or information relating to HIV testing or sexually transmitted disease.
Nothing in this Order shall be construed to authorize any party or any attorney for
any party to release, exchange, submit or share any Protected Health Information with
any other person or any other entity, other than the party or an agent or employee of the
At the conclusion of this action and at the written request of an individual whose
Protected Health information has been disclosed or such individual’s authorized
representative, all recipients of the Protected Health Information shall return to the
requesting party the documents and all copies thereof containing Protected Health
Information received by them pursuant to this Order.
Done this 20th day of May, 2011.
/s/ Katherine P. Nelson
KATHERINE P. NELSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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