When people are challenged by a disability, even the most routine forms of access and movement in their environment can prove difficult. This is why such individuals have recourse to health professionals who can issue disability verification letters. These letters can cue action on the part of property owners and managers to make modifications to that property for the benefit of the disabled person. However, only qualified individuals have the authority to write disability verification letters.
Present personal information. The physician or other qualified person has to offer her name, the nature of her practice as well as degrees and other credentials that identify her personal qualifications. This in many ways will logically feed into the next step.
Identify how you know the subject of the letter. In many scenarios, you may be his doctor or health care provider. You should establish the tenure or duration of your relationship with the subject. For example, state how many months or years you have been treating him at your practice.
Offer a diagnosis or description. In order for the individual to be confirmed as in need of modification or alteration of premises, the condition or disability he suffers from has to be substantiated. Describe the difficulties facing him and how certain modifications will help improve his quality of life.
Put yourself at the disposal of authorities. The website Legal Aid of West Virginia states that one of the best things you can do to help your client and other stakeholders is to simply be available for further questions and/or inquiries relating to the case. Therefore, provide all the necessary contact information for you and your practice. This may include a phone number, email and the practice's address.