Medico-legal society of toronto


Medico-legal reports have been the subject of study by the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (“MLST”) since 1971, when suggested guidelines and a detailed skeleton outline for the preparation of medico-legal reports were published in a letter from the then President. Between 1970 and 1977, another document was developed and entitled, “Inter-Professional Code of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.” In 1982, the guidelines and outline for preparing medico-legal reports and the Inter-Professional Code were combined into a substantially expanded and updated document entitled, “A Report on Medico-Legal Reports.” It received endorsement by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, and the Advocates’ Society. The “Medico-Legal Report” has since been updated and revised in 1990, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2010, and most recently in late 2020 (released in 2021), as a result of further developments in case law and medico-legal practices. Further details behind the revisions are described in the 2021 Report under "History of this Document" at pp.7-8.

Thank you to our appointed committee of Council members for their assistance in preparing this 2020 revision. Those members are:

Dr. Arthur Ameis, MD, FRCP(C), FAAPMR, DMLE, CFE, (President, 2017-2018)
Dr. Harold Becker, MD, CCFP, FCFP (LM) (President, 2011-2012)
Joseph Caprara, BA, LL.B. (President, 2018-2019; Council Member, 2020-2022)
Joseph J. Colangelo, BA, LL.B. (President, 1997-1998)
Dr. Michael R. Corbett, Ph.D., LL.M., F-ABFT, FCSFS (First Vice-President, 2020-2021)
Patrick Hawkins, BA, LL.B., LL.M. (President, 2020-2021)
Dr. Karina Kowal, MD, DESS, CIME, LL.M., Q.Arb. (Council Member, 2020-2021)
Dr. Dale Robinson, MD, FRCP(C) (Council Member, 2020-2021)
Dr. Michael S. Ross, MD, FRCP(C), CMLE (Council Member, 2012-15 and 2020-2022)
Philippa G. Samworth, BA, LL.B. (President, 2008-2009; Council Member, 2020-2022)
Dr. Howard Seiden, MD, M.Sc., FCFP(C), FIAIME (Council Member, 2014-2018) 

The Medico-Legal Report, 2021

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