Table 1.

Entrusted Professional Acts for Canadian Forensic Psychiatry

Transition to Discipline
 1. Providing general psychiatric assessments, including acute risk assessments, and developing management plans
2. Documenting psychiatric clinical encounters
3. Discussing and documenting consent for forensic examinations
4. Working effectively as a member of the clinical team
Foundations of Discipline
1. Conducting uncomplicated assessment of fitness to stand trial
2. Applying the forensic approach to assessing criminal responsibility
3. Providing treatment and management of risk for individuals under the jurisdiction of the Criminal Code Review Board
Core of Discipline
1. Conducting forensic psychiatry evaluations
2. Writing forensic psychiatry reports
3. Providing expert testimony
4. Providing ongoing management for patients with complex issues
5. Working with the forensic psychiatry team to provide patient care and manage risk
6. Using risk assessment tools for violence and sexual risk assessments
Transition to Practice
1. Managing the caseload of a forensic psychiatrist
2. Developing and maintaining a professional curriculum vitae
3. Developing a continuing professional development plan for the first 3 to 5 years of practice
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