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START OF Policies and procedures
START OF Grants Handbook
START OF What do we fund?
START OF Nature and extent of funding
END OF Nature and extent of funding
END OF What do we fund?
END OF Grants Handbook
END OF Policies and procedures
For legal aid to be granted for a psychologist to conduct a neuropsychological assessment and prepare a report the following tests must be satisfied:
If the report writer refuses to accept the scale of fees to prepare the report or appear as a witness, the request will be referred to a grants manager for consideration.
Requests for an interstate report writer are determined by the Assistant Director Grants.
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an extension of aid request via the Grants Online system and include details of the number of hours sought to prepare the report. The practitioner must also provide information to support the merits test with regards to the “appropriateness of spending limited public Legal Aid funds" test, and the "prudent self-funding litigant" test.
For aid to be granted for a psychologist to conduct a neuropsychological assessment, the practitioner would need to certify that:
Supporting documentation must be retained on the practitioner file for audit purposes.
The grant of aid for a psychologist to conduct a neuropsychological assessment and prepare a report is PY7