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This is a new full-spectrum forensic psychiatry third-party referral clinic offered at CAMH within the Work Stress and Health program.
Individuals requiring psycholegal assessments who are referred by the court, legal counsel or other third parties.
Additional Referral Details
The clinic cannot accept self-referrals, referrals from family members or referrals from physicians (internally or externally). Third parties, such as lawyers, must contact the clinic directly to initiate the referral.
Referrals can be made by calling the Forensic Psycholegal Clinic at 416 535-8501 ext. 77360 or sending a consultation request fax to 416 971-7172. Faxed documentation is to be addressed to the Forensic Psycholegal Clinic.
Civil Assessments (fitness for duty, disability evaluations, etc.).
This is a new full-spectrum forensic psychiatry third-party referral clinic offered at CAMH within the Work Stress and Health program. It is a psychiatric clinic, drawing on the expertise of forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.
The Psycholegal Clinic is only able to accept third-party psycholegal assessment requests. Third parties include the court, legal counsel (defense and crown), professional bodies (CPSO, CMPA, Law Society of Upper Canada), law enforcement (RCMP, OPP), and employment assistance programs. Please note that these assessments are not funded by the Ministry of Health.
This Psycholegal Clinic has a mandate to provide the highest professional standard in forensic practice, and cases may be peer-reviewed and case-conferenced. Consistent with the goals of professional development, this clinic will involve training residents and fellows in forensic psychiatry.