WHAT IS A FORENSIC EVALUATION?
In psychiatry there are typically two different types of evaluations. There are "Patient Care" or "Treatment" Evaluations, and "Forensic" Evaluations. Treatment evaluations are what most think of when they imagine seeing a psychiatrist: they identify a problem with which they would like help, find a knowledgable provider, and obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan. Although forensic evaluations may be provided by the exact same doctor, the origin and purpose of these are quite different. It is simplest (though an oversimplification) to think about them as evaluations performed strictly for a legal purpose.
STEPS OF A FORENSIC EVALUATION
Unlike treatment evaluations, these protocols are almost never billable to insurance. However, the good news is that the third party requestor pays for the evaluation, not you (the evaluated).
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