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NCJ Number: 68817 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INFORMED CONSENT IN CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS - SECOND EDITION
Author(s): M COHEN; M R LINDENAUER; J W THOMAS
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-99-0026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ONE IN A COLLECTION OF 'HOW-TO' MANUALS, THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED TO HELP CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO PATIENT-INMATE INFORMED CONSENT LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS.
Abstract: DEVELOPED FOR THE CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (UNDER A GRANT FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION), THE SELF-EXPLANATORY MANUAL EXPLAINS A PATIENT'S RIGHT TO CONSENT TO OR REFUSE MEDICAL TREATMENT AND DISCUSSES INFORMED CONSENT ISSUES RELATING SPECIFICALLY TO CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. DISCUSSION IN THE DOCUMENT IS DEVOTED TO A GENERAL REVIEW OF THE NEED FOR OBTAINING INFORMED CONSENT IN THE DELIVERY OF ROUTINE HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING. 'EXPERIMENTAL' MEDICAL CARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL'S REVIEW. THROUGH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, THE MANUAL DEFINES INFORMED CONSENT; DISCUSSES ITS LEGAL BASIS AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT; REVIEWS WRITTEN CONSENT FORMS AND WHAT TO DO IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES; DESCRIBES WHEN A PERSON CAN LEGALLY REFUSE MEDICAL TREATMENT; AND REVIEWS THE LEGAL STATUS OF MINORS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING INFORMED CONSENT AND REFUSAL OF TREATMENT THAT WOULD PROVIDE HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL AND CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS WITH THE NECESSARY LEGAL SAFEGUARDS. THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S STANDARDS FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN PRISON -- STANDARD 168 ON INFORMED CONSENT, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CITATIONS ON INFORMED CONSENT, SAMPLE CONSENT FORMS, AND ANALYSIS OF STATE LAWS RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT FOR MINORS ARE APPENDED. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): American Medical Association (AMA); Correctional planning; Inmate Programs; Involuntary treatment; Medical and dental services; Medicolegal considerations; Prisoner's rights; Procedure manuals; State laws; Waiver of rights
Note: CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM - RESOURCE MANUAL
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