New York Mental Hygiene - Article 32 - § 32.19 Powers of Subpoena and Examination

Mental Hygiene 
  § 32.19 Powers of subpoena and examination.
    In  conducting  any  investigation,  inspection, or hearing under this
  chapter, the commissioner and his or her authorized  representative  are
  empowered  to  subpoena  witnesses,  compel their attendance, administer
  oaths to witnesses,  examine  witnesses  under  oath,  and  require  the
  production  of any books or papers deemed relevant to the investigation,
  inspection, or hearing. A subpoena issued under this  section  shall  be
  regulated  by  the  civil practice law and rules. The confidentiality of
  information obtained by the commissioner from patient's records shall be
  maintained   in   accordance   with   applicable   federal   and   state
  confidentiality laws and regulations.
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