Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE 101)

  • 15 Oct 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center #150 - 840 Howe St., Vancouver, BC V6Z2L2
  • 12


  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one delegate to this course session. To avail of this rate, all delegates must be regsitered at the same time.
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional activities for the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Professional Development Course:

Functional Capacity Evaluations 101 (FCE 101)

Instructor: Irene Chappell Clinical Director
OT Consulting Treatment Services LTD


Click here for the course materials which sets out the learning outcomes, pre-course and in-class activities.

This course will cover the following topics:

  1. Explain the role of the FCE within the rehabilitation process and list three specific uses for the FCE within the rehabilitation process and medical legal context.
  2. List 2 other terms used interchangeably to identify a FCE.
  3. Describe the use of a FCE and a Cost of Future Care Analysis (CFC) within the medical legal industry.
  4. Participants will list the differences between FCE and CFC reports and describe the benefits of each within a medical legal law practice.
  5. List the components of a "best practices" PCE.
  6. Design a checklist to determine an appropriate referral for FCE.
  7. List the seven components their client will progress through during a FCE and understand the role of the legal assistant in each component.
    Design a six stage checklist to plan and prepare for an FCE referral, including information from step six.
  8. List two pros and two cons in sincerity of effort testing.
  9. Participants will be presented with and discuss a vignette whereby their client asks whether they should discontinue their medication prior to
     participating in an FCE.
  10. Understand the importance of activity tolerance and be able to describe two  uses for the assessment of activity tolerance in determining ability to return to work (page 108).
  11. List the seven Physical Activity Factors (PA factors) tested in a FCE and describe the relationship of the PA factors to competitive employment.
  12. Define competitive employment.
  13. List three steps which are beneficial for preparing the FCE evaluator before trial.

This full day course offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice in preparing documents;
  • time-saving tips on how to manage your documents;
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning;
  • printed and digital versions of the Desk Reference Manual, including useful checklists, flowcharts and precedents.

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Single Seat Rate: $548.80
Multi Seat or Accredited Group Rate: $521.36 (per person)

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For more information contact:
In Vancouver: 604.685.2727

*If you are registering two or more persons from your firm for the special price, each participant must  register on the same day. You may pay once for all the registrants.

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