Determining Catastrophic Impairment for the New SABS

Author(s): David F. MacDonald, Ian W. K. Furlong

April 12, 2013

The goal of this paper is to provide health care professionals with further tools to assist them in conducting evaluations and providing detailed reports to assist in Catastrophic Impairment determination. This paper examines the definition of catastrophic impairment, legislative intent and provides a summary of all of the decisions concerning catastrophic impairment determination by the courts and by FSCO Arbitrators.

View PDF of CAT paper (Updated April 8, 2016): Catastrophic Impairment: Earlier Determination, Factoring-In Pre-Morbid Impairments and Post-Accident Potential Deterioration

View PowerPoint Presentation: Determining Catastrophic Impairment (Updated April 8, 2016): Determining Catastrophic Impairment: The Role of the Health Care Professional

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