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NCJ Number: 64603 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: STANDARDS FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Medical Assoc
Program to Improve Medical Care and Health Services in Correctional Institutions
United States
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: American Medical Assoc
Chicago, IL 60610
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0023
Sale Source: American Medical Assoc
Program to Improve Medical Care and Health Services in Correctional Institutions
535 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MAJOR AREAS OF HEALTH CONCERNS ADDRESSED BY THESE STANDARDS ARE MEDICAL CARE, HEALTH EDUCATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN RELATION TO HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Abstract: THE STANDARDS ARE AIMED AT HELPING INSTITUTIONS FOR DELINQUENT JUVENILES PROVIDE AND ASSURE THE CONTINUITY OF QUALITY HEALTH CARE. THEY ARE APPLICABLE TO BOTH SHORT-TERM FACILITIES, SUCH AS DETENTION CENTERS, AND LONG-TERM INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS TREATMENT CENTERS AND TRAINING SCHOOLS. A TOTAL OF 73 STANDARDS ARE INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT, ARRANGED NUMERICALLY WITHIN THE FOLLOWING TOPIC AREAS: ADMINISTRATIVE, PERSONNEL, CARE AND TREATMENT, PHARMACEUTICALS, HEALTH RECORDS, AND MEDICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES. EACH STANDARD IS FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION, ELABORATING ON THE CONCEPTUAL BASIS OF THE STANDARD AND SOMETIMES IDENTIFYING ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO COMPLIANCE. STANDARDS PERTAINING TO ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES ADDRESS PROCESS AND RESOURCES BUT DO NOT DICTATE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ARE OUTLINED FOR PERSONNEL, AND WORK APPRAISAL AND STAFF SUPERVISION ARE PRESCRIBED. THE SECTION ON CARE AND TREATMENT DEALS WITH TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY, ACCESS TO SERVICES, AND PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. STANDARDS FOR MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACEUTICALS FOLLOW STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS REGULATING THE CONTROL OF MEDICATIONS. PRESCRIBING PRACTICES, STOP ORDERS, AND REEVALUATIONS REGARDING PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS ALSO ARE ADDRESSED. CONFIDENTIALITY, FORM AND FORMAT, AND TRANSFER OF HEALTH CARE RECORDS MUST BE STANDARDIZED AND BASED ON PRACTICES IN THE JURISDICTION. MEDICAL LEGAL ISSUES FREQUENTLY OCCURRING IN CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE INCLUDE JUVENILE'S RIGHT TO INFORMED CONSENT AND THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT. FOR GUIDELINES ON MEDICAL RESEARCH DONE ON INVOLUNTARILY CONFINED INDIVIDUALS, THE STANDARDS REFER TO STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS. (MRK)
Index Term(s): American Medical Association (AMA); First aid; Human research subject protection; Juvenile correctional facilities; Long-term care institutions; Medical and dental services; Medicolegal considerations; Standards
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