The civil forensic psychiatry website, compiled by Dr. Michael Epstein is a resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers and others. It comprises an interactive blog, a forum, and a questions and issues site. It is a one stop shop for articles, commentary, legislation, court instruction, fee schedules and impairment guides.

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WorkCover Agents – Actions Immoral and Unfair – Victorian Ombudsman

December 3, 2019

The recent second report into WorkCover by the Victorian Ombudsman makes interesting reading.  It follows the 2016 report that highlighted deficiencies in the practice of Agents and concerns about some IMEs who were regarded as biased.  The Ombudsman initiated a review in May 2018 as the number of complaints had continued at the same level and increased during 2019.  The Ombudsman focused on the management of complex claims and highlighted several concerns about WorkSafe Agents including: Unreasonable decision making Unreasonable […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein