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Regulations For an Appointed Special Master and Applications for Court Orders Regarding Disclosure – Cal. Penal Code§ 1524(c)

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This statute governs applications for a court order compelling disclosure; it requires a special master to be appointed and to accompany the person who will serve the warrant; the special master has the authority to search the area indicated in the warrant if the party fails to provide the items requested. The special master shall seal the items if the party states that the item should not be disclosed. At the hearing, the party may raise issues about the evidence or claim privilege as permitted by law. Except by court order properly granted, no record may be used to initiate or substantiate any criminal charges or investigation against a patient.

Current as of June 2015