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Life Care Planner Program
The LCP Program at Capital University Law School has moved in a new direction. We take innovative education and evidenced-based learning to the next level. And we prepare students to hit the ground running in their life care planning careers.
We want you to realize more from the LCP Program at Capital. As a student at Capital, you receive more than the minimum 120 hours of pre-certification training required by credentialing organizations. The LCP Program provides you with over 200 hours of this training in a collaborative and interactive learning environment.
There are many reasons to choose the LCP Program at Capital Law. Our program is approved by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC), and is the only program affiliated with an American Bar Association accredited law school and a major university – distinguishing and attractive credentials in the legal community. As a Capital student, you receive:
These are just a few of the benefits our students take away from the program.
The LCP Program combines the benefits of a hybrid program by incorporating synchronous, asynchronous, and face-to-face learning. You receive the best of all methods at Capital. The instructors provide video lectures and discussions for you to review on important topics covered in each module. You participate in live conferences with instructors and classmates twice a week where you ask questions and unpack all the information provided to you from a myriad of instructional materials. You receive references to government resources, peer-reviewed and specialty literature, view interviews with experts in the field, and access university library resources and search methods. From the start, you put these resources into practice by reviewing case studies and learning practical applications necessary to succeed as a life care planner.
The Litigation Capstone is held at the Law School where you are the expert witness. We don’t merely talk about how to be an expert witness, we put you through the expert witness experience: a deposition on your report followed by the courtroom trial where a judge, trial attorneys, and jurors set the stage for you to take the witness stand and defend your life care plan. After your deposition and trial testimony, observers provide real-time feedback to help you identify your strengths and challenges as an expert. Our graduates continually recognize this experience as one of the most valuable aspects of the program at Capital Law.
Individuals who sustain a catastrophic injury, accident, or chronic illness usually require a plan outlining their long-term health care and associated needs. A life care planner develops such a plan and may be retained as part of a legal team in a variety of cases (e.g., personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law), particularly at the settlement and/or damages phase of litigation. The life care planner uses a step-by-step methodology to determine the care needs and related costs for the injured or chronically ill individual. Healthcare professionals who are registered nurses, vocational rehabilitation counselors, physicians, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, rehabilitation case managers, or other allied health professionals, are well-suited to become life care planners.
Module 1: Introduction History, Professional Issues, Evidence-Based Standards, Life Care Plan, Medical Cost ProjectionModule 2: Adult – Amputation, Brain Injury, Burns, Polytrauma, Sensory, Spinal Cord Injury, TransplantsModule 3: Pediatric – Brachial Plexus, Cerebral Palsy, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Epilepsy, RespiratoryModule 4: Advanced & Special Issues – Aging, Chronic Pain and Conditions, Mental Health, Premorbid and Co-Morbid ConditionsModule 5: Pricing – Collateral Sources, Critique/Rebuttal of Life Care PlanModule 6: Vocational, Avocational, Educational Issues, and Economic & Structured SettlementsModule 7: Life Care Plan Development and Report PracticumModule 8: Life Care Planning Litigation Capstone