GENERAL POPULATION APPOINTMENTS
If the institution is experiencing a situation where inmate movement is not allowed during sick call sign-up times, inmates are to submit their completed request forms to the housing unit officer by 6:45 A.M. on those days. Medical staff will obtain these requests from the officers and schedule those requests accordingly. If the medical staff determine the sick call is of an emergent priority, the inmate will be issued a same day appointment slip reflecting the time of the appointment. The inmate must present this appointment slip to the work supervisor so that an institutional pass can be issued to him.
If the medical staff determine the sick call is not of an emergent priority, the inmate will be advised his assigned medical provider will schedule him for an appointment and he is to watch the callout for the date and time of that appointment. Sick Call Request Forms will not be accepted through the institutional mail and will only be accepted from 6:15 A.M. to 6:45 A.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Any inmate arriving at Health Services later than 10 minutes after the scheduled appointment time and you will receive a $2 charge (See Inmate CoPay section). If an inmates becomes ill after the regular sick-call sign-up time, he should ask his staff supervisor to call the hospital. Health Services staff will determine if, and/or when an appointment will be scheduled.
Appointments for other medical evaluations, tests, and clinics (such as eye exams, blood studies, physician visits, etc.) will be scheduled via the institution call-out roster. It is your responsibility to review the call-out daily and show up on time for all appointments. Dental sick-call is for emergency care only, such as toothaches, abscesses, temporary fillings, etc. To obtain routine dental treatment, such as permanent fillings, dentures, and cleanings, you must submit a Inmate Request to Staff (Cop-Out) to the Health Services Department. All routine appointments will be scheduled on the institutions call-out.
SPECIAL HOUSING INMATES
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT
- 06:00 a.m. – 06:15 a.m. Diabetics only
- 07:00 a.m. – 07:15 a.m. Passes only
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No pass required / open pill line
- 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. No pass required
- 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Diabetics only
- 8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Pill line passes required
Restricted medications will be issued only on a dose-by-dose basis and must be taken at the Pharmacy window in full view of the person dispensing the drug. You will be required to allow the dispensing individual to inspect your mouth after accepting the medication. A full cup of water is required for taking these restricted medications. Inmates receiving medication in this manner will be issued a medication pass with the appropriate times circled. You must present this pass to have the medication administered. If you are placed on pill line, reporting to the assigned times is mandatory, you may chose to refuse the medication, but you are mandated to report to the pill line. Other non-restricted medications will be distributed through the Pharmacy located within the Health Services Department. In most instances, when you are prescribed medication, you will be able to pick it up during the next business day at the 11:30 a.m. pill line. All medications which you are issued will have an expiration date. If your medication has a refill listed on the label, it must be returned for refill prior to the expiration date. Once a medication is expired, it can only be refilled by attending sick-call. Expired medication must be returned to the pharmacy, otherwise it will be considered a unauthorized item .
***ID picture cards are required for any visit to the Health Services Department***
- Commissary List will be provided to the inmates for current stock and pricing information. Inmates are instructed that if they report to the HSU for these same items, they will be referred to commissary as appropriate. Inmates are required to plan ahead for Commissary closures. Health Services will not issue commissary items due to the Commissary being closed.
- If OTC medication is absolutely necessary to have by the next available shopping day, the provider will then issue an institution OTC Medication Slip. The provider will select up to two appropriate OTC items from the list. The inmate will be allowed to shop in commissary only for that day and only for the item(s) indicated on his OTC Medication Slip.
- The same process will be used for SHU inmates. However, their OTC Medication Slips will be routed through the SHU Lieutenant for their commissary items.
IDLE, CONVALESCENCE, AND MEDICAL ASSIGNMENTS
- IDLE: Temporarily disability not to exceed three days duration including weekends and holidays. Restricted to your room except for meals, barbering, religious services, sick-call, visits, and call-outs. No recreation activity.
- CONVALESCENCE: Recovery period for an operation, injury, or serious illness. Not less than four days and not to exceed 30 days, subject to renewal. Excused from work and may not participate in recreation activities.
- RESTRICTED DUTY: Restricted from specific activities because of existing physical or mental handicap for a specific time period or indefinitely.
- MEDICALLY UNASSIGNED/TOTALLY DISABLED: Totally unemployable and unassigned because of physical or mental handicap for a specific time period or indefinitely.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES and LIVING WILLS
|Your Health Care Rights:||Your Responsibilities:|
|1. You have the right to access health care services based on the local procedures at this institution. Health services include medical, dental, and all support services.||1. You have the responsibility to comply with the health care policies of this institution and follow recommended treatment plans established for you by the health care staff.|
|2. You have the right to know the name and professional status of your health care providers and to be treated with respect, consideration, and dignity.||2. You have the responsibility to treat these providers as professional and follow their instructions to maintain and improve your overall health.|
|3. You have the right to address any concerns regarding your health care to any member of the institutional staff including the physician, the Health Services Administrator, members of your Unit Team, the Associate Warden, and the Warden||3. You have the responsibility to address your concerns in the accepted format, such as the Inmate Request to Staff Member form, at main line, or the accepted Inmate Grievance Procedures.|
|4. You have the right to provide the Bureau of Prisons with Advance Directives or a Living Will that would provide the Bureau of Prisons with instructions if you are admitted as an inpatient to a hospital.||4. You have the responsibility to provide the Bureau of Prisons with accurate information to complete this agreement.|
|5. You have the right to be provided with information regarding your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.||5. You have the responsibility to keep this information confidential.|
|6. You have the right to obtain copies of certain releasable portions of your health record.||6. You have the responsibility to be familiar with the current policy and abide by such to obtain these records.|
|7. You have the right to be examined in privacy.||7. You have the responsibility to comply with security procedures should security be required during your examination.|
|8. You have the right to participate in health promotion and disease prevention programs, including those providing education regarding infectious disease.||8. You have the responsibility to maintain your health and not to endanger yourself, or others, by participating in activities that could result in the spreading or catching of infectious diseases.|
|9. You have the right to report complaints of pain to your health care provider, have your pain assessed, managed in a timely manner, be provided information about pain management as well as information on the limitations and side effects of pain treatments.||9. You have the responsibility to communicate with your health care provider honestly regarding your pain and your concerns about your pain. You also have the responsibility to adhere to the prescribed treatment plan and medical restrictions. It is your responsibility to keep your provider informed of both positive and negative changes in your condition to assure timely follow-up.|
|10. You have the right to receive prescribed medications and treatments in a timely manner, consistent with the recommendations of the prescribing health care provider.||10. You have the responsibility to be honest with your health care provider(s), to comply with prescription treatments and follow prescription orders. You also have the responsibility not to provide any other person with your medication or other prescription item.|
|11. You have the right to be provided healthy and nutritious food. You have the right to instructions regarding a healthy diet.||11. You have the responsibility to eat healthy and not abuse or waste food or drink.|
|12. You have the right to request a routine physical examination as defined in the Bureau of Prisons policy.(If you are under the age of 50, once every 2 years, if over the age of 50, once a year and within one year of your release.||12. You have the responsibility to notify medical staff that you wish to have an examination.|
|13. You have the right to dental care as defined in the Bureau of Prisons policy to include preventative services, emergency care, and routine care.||13. You have the responsibility to maintain your oral hygiene and health.|
|14. You have the right to a safe, clean, and healthy environment that includes smoke free living areas.||14. You have the responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of personal and common areas and safety in consideration of others. You have the responsibility to follow smoking regulations.|
|15. You have the right to refuse medical treatment in accordance with the Bureau of Prisons policy. Refusal of certain diagnostic tests for infectious diseases can result in administrative actions against you. You have the right to be counseled regarding the possible consequences of refusing medical treatment.||15. You have the responsibility to notify health services regarding any ill-effects that occur as a result of your refusal. You also accept the responsibility to sign the treatment refusal form.|