Civil Subpoenae, also includes W/C records? (California)

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Civil Subpoenae, also includes W/C records? (California)

Postby george3510 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:27 am

Our Office Received a Subpoena for records for a civil case on one of our patients. We have 2 charts on the patient one for private insurance and one for work comp. Do we HAVE to relinquish the work comp. records? Or since it is a civil case, should only the private insurance records be given to the copy service?
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Re: Civil Subpoenae, also includes W/C records? (California)

Postby jonbrissman on Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:46 pm

Provide all the records including the WC stuff. The fact that the patient also sustained a workers' compensation injury may be important in the civil case, especially if the same body part is being claimed in each. You don't get to make a value judgment on what is important or not, and you will not enjoy the consequences if you suppress some evidence and it is discovered later. Give.

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