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Forensic Psychiatry Service

The BIDMC Psychiatry Forensic Service provides consultation to attorneys, courts, employers, insurers and agencies in relation to civil, criminal, correctional and regulatory issues. As an outgrowth of our setting in a general hospital and academic medical center, we emphasize legal issues involving medical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. Our staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychologists.

Legal issues appropriate for consultation:

  • competence and guardianship
  • psychiatric disability determinations
  • fitness for duty evaluations
  • psychiatric injury
  • psychiatric malpractice
  • involuntary commitment questions
  • independent medical and psychiatric evaluations
  • sentencing and probation assessments
  • insanity defense evaluations

For referrals please call the Forensic Psychiatry Service at 617-632-8410

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215