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NCJ Number: 93039 Find in a Library
Title: Minimal Health Care Guidelines for West Virginia Jails
Corporate Author: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Juvenile Justice Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Charleston, WV 25305
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains medical care guidelines for West Virginia jails that cover administrative matters, personnel, pharmaceuticals, health records, and legal issues along with training materials and references.
Abstract: These standards satisfy legal and health requirements, but suggest that jails use a health authority to alleviate the burden on nonmedical jail personnel who are responsible for medical procedures. Standards on administration first address designating a responsible physician, an onsite health authority, autonomy of the responsible physician, administrative meetings and reports, and policies and procedures. Specific areas included in the last category include notification of next-of-kin, post mortems, staff training, emergency services, screening, care for persons under the influence of drugs, access to treatment, use of restraints, disease prevention, dental care, personal hygiene, and facilities and equipment. Additional guidelines govern staff development and training, procedures for dispensing medication, health records, informed consent, and medical research. The appendixes contain sample forms and detailed care and treatment guidelines for physicians. Approximately 75 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; Inmate health care; Jails; Medical and dental services; West Virginia
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