Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What To Do When You Are Subpeonaed As A Health Unit Coordinator

I recently received a subpoena while working as a Health Unit Coordinator. I was subpoenaed because my name was on the chart and they wanted to speak with everyone whose name appeared on it. The case was from a patient who was in our hospital a few years ago. Needless to say, I didn't remember anything about the case.


I went to the predeposition with the hospital's attorney which was an eye opener. He was pointing to the printed chart and was asking me why did I do this and why did I do that. I answered honestly and truthfully.


He then explained to me what to expect from the real deposition. In the end, I wasn't required to show up because my involvement with the patient was zero and my name appearing on the chart was for documentation.


So, tell me, have you every been subpoena while doing your job as a HUC?