A Medico-legal report is a detailed report that can assist with legal cases, compensation claims and disputes. Reports can be provided to meet the protocols of Workcover, TAC, the Victims of Crime Referral and Assistance Service, Medicare and the Legal system. Reports can address specific concerns that you may have and generally include:

  • History
  • Presenting problems
  • Factors contributing to presenting problems such as:
  • Coping style
  • Unhelpful thoughts
  • The appropriateness of current treatment(s)
  • Responses of significant others
  • Any perceived barriers to recovery and/or return to work
  • Impression and diagnosis according to criteria outlined in DSM-IV, and
  • Recommendations.

Cost of Medico-legal reports -

The Medico Legal reports are charged at the APS recommended hourly rate (plus GST). This includes a a minimum three sessions which are each one hour in duration.  During these sessions the Psychologist will conduct a face-to-face interview, administer several specific psychometric questionnaires and finally review any related documents and correspondence.  A comprehensive report is subsequently written.

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