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Competence to stand trial is a legal construct used to identify those criminal defendants who have the requisite mental capacity to understand the nature and objective of the proceedings against them and to participate rationally in preparing their defense. This Practice Guideline has described how psychiatrists should evaluate individuals concerning their(More)
Statement of Intent and Development Process This document is intended to be a review of legal and psychiatric factors and to give practical guidance and assistance in the performance of psychiatric disability evaluations. It was developed by forensic psychiatrists who routinely conduct disability evaluations and have expertise in this area. Some(More)
This article describes the development and use of a formal training tool for restoration of competency in clients with mental retardation who are incompetent to stand trial. The program was developed at Eleanor Slater Hospital within the Rhode Island Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals. This article describes the development of The Slater(More)
  • Barry W Wall
  • 2011
Bullock and Beckson add to a growing body of literature on the negative consequences of adult sexual assault on male victims. There are similarities as well as important differences between male sexual assault victims and their female counterparts. Their analyses of societal contributions and myths about adult male sexual assault and of the difficulties(More)
Fitness-for-duty examinations are a common type of psychiatric disability evaluation. These evaluations are typically best performed by the independent (nontreating) psychiatrist with forensic training or expertise in these examinations. A comprehensive evaluation requires careful definition of the referral questions and consideration of the terms of the(More)
This article focuses on disability in the professional work force, especially among physicians, and includes a background on private disability insurance in the United States, a discussion of problems experienced by the insurance industry over the past few years, a review of relevant case law on private disability, and legal and clinical issues involved in(More)
  • Barry W Wall
  • 2005
The American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Psychiatric Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations of Physicians is a welcome resource document for forensic examiners who perform independent medical examinations of potentially impaired physicians. Anecdotal and published reports indicate that requests for such evaluations are growing; hence, there is growing(More)
  • B W Wall
  • 1998
In August 1997, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that disability insurance obtained as an employment benefit is not a "physical place" protected by Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The majority held that because benefits were obtained from an employer instead of from an insurance office, the insurance plan's disparity(More)