For our families, our birth injury attorneys have worked with several Life Care Planners throughout the years and gave us a good recommendation. If you don’t know where to look, here are a few suggestions.
Check Professional Qualifications
Your life care planner should be certified. Generally accepted certifications include:
- CLCP (Certified Life Care Planner)
- CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor)
- CDMS (Certified Disability Management Specialist)
- CVE(Certified Vocational Evaluator)
- CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse)
- CCM (Certified Case Manager)
- ABVE Diplomat or Fellow ABVE (American Board of Vocational Experts)
Check Educational Degrees
Your planner should have a medical background, such as a degree in medicine, nursing or physical therapy.
Preferably, your planner should have experience in dealing with cerebral palsy.
Your planner should be happy to provide you with references, such as law firms or national disability organizations, where you can obtain information about the quality of their work and their reputation in the field.
Ask About Billing
Your planner should provide you with written documents about how they intend to charge you.