In view of the fact that our patients are often facing serious matters before the court, PWR Health Consultants is able to provide medical legal letters/reports to aid in the legal process. Over the years, our role has been not only to diagnose and treat, but also to help inform patients, their families, lawyers, judges, probation and parole officers, and others regarding the nature of mental illness and its role in pre-disposing an individual to high risk behaviors
The writing of letters and reports is a service which OHIP does not cover and therefore will be charged a minimum fee plus HST. The cost of each report will be determined by the complexity of the document requested and the time required to complete the service.
You may request the following types of documents:
Brief Medical Legal Reports
Interim Medical Legal Reports
- These short letters are often requested to verify that the patient has been accepted into PWR's program, has appointments scheduled and has begun the process of therapy.
Full-length Final Medical Legal Report
- These medium length reports often outline a patient's progress in therapy highlighting the homework they have been working on (i.e. their Binder) and any other information specific to their case as requested by the lawyer.
- Type 1 The first type of full length report contains analyses relevant to the direction of the patient's case as requested by you the lawyer. They are based on completed tests, assessments, detailed history, scientific research, the patient's binder and intimate knowledge of the patient gathered over time.
- Type 2 In the same way that we formulate and tailor our treatment goals to best suit the needs of our patients, PWR offers modified and adapted reports addressing very specific patient needs. This is accomplished by working closely with you the lawyer. If you have special requests or the type of letter you are seeking is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are able to write uniquely themed letters for some patients in order to inspire the best possible outcome for them. Our in-depth knowledge of the client allows PWR to identify connections and relationships that are not immediately obvious. Some of these unique scenarios may include, but are not limited to: alternative explanations, mitigating circumstances, detailed historical narratives, etc.
Letters/Reports may include any or all of the following items:
- Attendance Record (Group + Individual)
- Missed Appointments
- Attitude and Participation (Group + Individual)
- Patient-responsibility to complete assignments
- Review of Binder
- Quality of Homework
- Practical Application
- Statement of Purpose
- Questions specified by lawyer
- PWR's Approach
- Dr. Doupe's Background
- Referral Information
- Documents Reviewed
- Rationale for Diagnoses
- Patient Commitment
- Progress in treatment
- Comment on Clinical Risk
- Current stage of treatment process
- Expected duration of program
- Dr. Doupe's Professional Opinion
- Summary and Recommendations
For more information on Requesting a Letter, please click here.
Questions and requests may be directed to Ms. Benita Joy.