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Issue Date: October 01, 1997
Published Online: April 15, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
Giving a Deposition: Some Helpful Tips for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner
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  • Beth A. Ekelman Ranke, JD, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Fenn Tower 609, Euclid Avenue at East 24th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1997
Giving a Deposition: Some Helpful Tips for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1997, Vol. 51, 754-758. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.51.9.754
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1997, Vol. 51, 754-758. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.51.9.754
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Abstract

Occupational therapy practitioners frequently are asked to testify at depositions. Some may be intimidated by the legal process and not know what to do when subpoenaed to appear at a deposition. This article describes the deposition process, explains how one should prepare for a deposition, and provides helpful suggestions on how to tackle the deposition itself. This information can make the experience less threatening to those professionals asked to testify.