Medical-Legal

Cost of Future Care & FCEs

One Expert Report - Two Areas of Opinion

Due to recent changes to BC injury law, Turning Point has resumed providing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) providing a combined CFC-FCE report, upon request. Our experts are uniquely qualified to opine on both future care & functional capacity within one expert report.

 

Our FCEs are conducted using state-of-the-art computerized functional assessment tools to provide a reliable and defensible FCE report. Our experts opine on your client’s residual functional capacity, employability and consistency of effort.  The FCEs are clinic based and typically require 6 to 8 hours of in-clinic testing time.

 

As result of our ICHCC Certifications, when completing life care plans (LCP) also known as cost of future care assessments, (CFC) we adhere to the published standards of practice of the International Academy of Life Care Planners. Our therapists opine on the care needs of those with chronic health conditions including but not limited to: mild to severe TBI, spinal cord injury, amputation, chronic pain, blindness, burns, facial disfigurement and catastrophic psychiatric injuries.  Theses standards include:

  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment
  • Determining standards of care through published guidelines
  • Researching options that are appropriate and reasonably available
  • Analysing data, including task analysis, to determine client needs
  • Developing an organized & concise plan for current & future needs
  • Researching fair market costs which are deemed reliable in future
  • Educating the court as necessary on the cost of future care/life care plan

Typically, the in-home assessment takes 3-5 hours depending upon the individual.  Each occupational therapist of Turning Point Rehabilitation uses the same standard methodology to generate an individualized and defensible care report.

 

Developing a LCP/CFC typically requires 30-50 hours to complete, inclusive of the in-home assessment and travel.  A combined CFC-FCE report, will add an additional 6 to 10 hours of clinician time depending upon the individual.  The expert report and clinical file are submitted together.

 

There are no cancellation fees unless less than 24-hour notice is given; however, any time spent preparing for the assessment will be charged.  There is no waitlist for defence referrals.