THE PSYCHIATRIC IMPAIRMENT RATING SCALE (PIRS)

In June 2016, the SABS will be introducing the 6th edition of the AMA Guides to combine the physical with mental and behavioural assessment for catastrophic impairment determination. On the OCF 19, the mental and behaviour criterion states: “A mental or behavioural impairment, excluding traumatic brain injury, determined in accordance with the rating methodology in…

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THE GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE

The SABS is updating the AMA Guides in June 2016. This update introduces a new definition and rating method for a catastrophic impairment designation. In this new method, the rater determines three scores by evaluating the client using three different scales: Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF) The Psychiatric…

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BRIEF PSYCHIATRIC RATING SCALE

The SABS new definition for catastrophic impairment will take effect in June 2016. They will be introducing a new rating method to combine physical and mental impairments in the 6th edition of the AMA Guides. This new method derives three scores to evaluate the client using three different scales. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) The…

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