Running head: SUBPOENA OF MEDICAL RECORDS
Subpoena of Medical Records
SUBPOENA OF MEDICAL RECORDS
If you were the psychiatrist in this situation, would you have allowed the medical records to
be subpoenaed? Why, or why not?
As a psychiatric, it is my duty to follow professional ethics and thus I would have not
allowed the medical records to be subpoenaed. No patient wants his medical records to go public
without their consent (Lewis, Tamparo & Tatro, 2012). It is the right of people to have their
information to be kept in secret. Therefore, before allowing the patient’s medical records to be
subpoenaed, I would have contacted him and make him aware that I have received a subpoena...
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