Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 24: Evidence and Witnesses

Chapter 9: Depositions

Part 1: General Provisions

TCA 24-9-101: Deponents exempt from subpoena to trial but subject to subpoena to deposition -- Award of fees and expenses if court grants motion to quash.

(a) Deponents exempt from subpoena to trial but subject to subpoena to a deposition are:

(1) An officer of the United States;

(2) An officer of this state;

(3) An officer of any court or municipality within the state;

(4) The clerk of any court of record other than that in which the suit is pending;

(5) A member of the general assembly while in session, or clerk or officer thereof;

(6) A practicing physician, physician assistant, psychologist, senior psychological examiner, chiropractor, dentist or attorney;

(7) A jailer or keeper of a public prison in any county other than that in which the suit is pending; and

(8) A custodian of medical records, if such custodian files a copy of the applicable records and an affidavit with the court and follows the procedures provided in title 68, chapter 11, part 4, for the production of hospital records pursuant to a subpoena duces tecum.

(b) If the court grants a motion to quash a subpoena issued pursuant to subsection (a), the court may award the party subpoenaed its reasonable attorney's fees and expenses incurred in defending against the subpoena.

History: Acts 1986, ch. 750, SC 1; 1991, ch. 456, SC 1; 2006, ch. 729, SC 1; 2009, ch. 55, SC 1; 2012, ch. 678, SC 1.