#* Contact a supervisor, director or dean, and the Compliance Officer at 559-6767. If the Compliance Officer is unavailable, contact the Associate General Counsel for Health Care at 559-9801. The Compliance Officer and/or Associate General Counsel for Health Care shall notify the University of Nebraska Office of the Associate General Counsel of the investigation and coordinate with them as necessary.
#* If the subject matter of the investigation is not in the staff member's area of responsibility, the Compliance Officer should be contacted, so the Investigator can be directed to the correct area.
#* '''Subpoenas/Search Warrants'''. If the investigator asks to search a UNMC facility or obtain any documents from UNMC, ask if there is a subpoena or search warrant to be served; and if so, make a copy of the document. Immediately contact the Associate General Counsel for Health Care to review the subpoena or warrant to verify it is valid and to provide advice on responding to it. If he/she is unavailable, the University of Nebraska Office of the Associate General Counsel should be contacted to review the documents. The Compliance Officer and/or Associate General Counsel for Health Care shall escort the investigator, along with personnel familiar with the area to be searched.
::If documents are subpoenaed, the records custodian for the documents shall be consulted if he/she is not already involved (i.e. Medical Records Department for patient information; Human Resources Department for employee information, Student Services for student information). The Information Technology Services Security Officer shall be contacted at 559-2545 if computer information, files or hardware is requested.
::Individuals intending to serve subpoenas to employees for non-work-related matters should be instructed to report to the Human Resources Employee Relations Department to arrange service.
#* Conditions of Search. If a search is conducted pursuant to a valid search warrant, the search shall be confined to the areas specified in the search warrant. If the Investigator attempts to enter areas not specified in the search warrant, staff should object. Staff shall remain with the Investigator at all times. If the search warrant is valid, the search may not be stopped. No staff member is required to speak to the Investigator other than to provide administrative assistance with the search and provide the documents specified in the warrant. Under no circumstances should staff obstruct or interfere with the search.#* Record of Search. During the search, staff shall keep a written record of areas searched and documents and items seized, including a summary of their content. Staff should ask the Investigator if he/she is willing to accept copies of documents instead of originals.#* Interviews. Staff members who shall be interviewed pursuant to an investigation may consult with the Associate General Counsel for Health Care before any requested interview. When responding to questions asked by Investigators, staff shall always tell the truth. If staff do not recall something or have no knowledge about the topic, they should say so. Staff should not guess or speculate. Staff should be very careful to answer questions completely, accurately, and concisely so that there will be no misunderstanding.#* Debriefing. After the Investigator departs the premises, staff involved in the investigation shall take part in a debriefing with the Compliance Officer and/or Associate General Counsel for Health Care. Reports of the investigation shall be provided to senior personnel as appropriate.#* After Hours. In the unlikely event that an Investigator requests information after hours, staff should contact the Associate General Counsel for Health Care or the Compliance Officer through the operator at 559-4000.
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