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NCJ Number: 68836 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - AN ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION
Author(s): H P VIETS; M R LINDENAUER
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 106
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 SERIES OF 'HOW-TO' MANUALS WHICH DEFINES THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR A CORRECTIONAL AGENCY, THIS DOCUMENT ANALYZES THE LEGAL STATUS OF MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS IN 11 STATES.
Abstract: UNDER A GRANT FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION, THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS HAS PROVIDED TECHNICAL AID TO SELECTED STATES WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THEIR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. THIS REFERENCE SOURCE FOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS DESCRIBES THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF PRACTICE FOR PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS; ESTABLISHES A FRAMEWORK FOR EXAMINING THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF PRACTICE FOR THE LARGER CLASSIFICATION OF ALLIED HEALTH PERSONNEL SUCH AS DENTAL HYGIENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANCE, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS; GIVES ADMINISTRATORS SOME APPRECIATION OF THE LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED IN EMPLOYING MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS AND HELPS ADMINISTRATORS DEVELOP INTERNAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, ESTABLISH JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND CLARIFY LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS. THE MANUAL PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS' DEVELOPMENT AND POTENTIAL USE IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING. THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING THE PRACTICE OF MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS IS PROVIDED ALONG WITH INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE 11 STATES' REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND 'CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE' (OR FUNCTIONING) OF PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS. SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL IS PROVIDED TO EACH STATE PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY. (THESE STATES WERE COLORADO, FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NORTH CAROLINA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN.) TABLES AND SOME REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Inmate Programs; Medicolegal considerations; Paraprofessional personnel; Procedure manuals; Security surveillance systems; State laws
Note: CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM - RESOURCE MANUAL
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