10A NCAC 14J .1725        MEDICAL PLAN

(a)  A written medical plan shall be developed in compliance with G.S. 153A‑225 and it shall be available for ready reference by municipal lockup personnel.  The medical plan shall include a description of the health services available to inmates.

(b)  The written plan shall include policies and procedures that address the following areas:

(1)           Health screening of inmates upon admission;

(2)           Routine medical care;

(3)           The handling of inmates with chronic illnesses or known communicable diseases or conditions;

(4)           Administration, dispensing and control of prescription and non‑prescription medications;

(5)           Handling emergency medical problems, including but not limited to emergencies involving dental care, chemical dependency, pregnancy and mental health;

(6)           Maintenance and confidentiality of medical records; and

(7)           Privacy during medical examinations and conferences with qualified medical personnel.

(c)  Inmates must be provided an opportunity each day to communicate their health complaints to a health professional or to an officer.  Qualified medical personnel shall be available to evaluate the medical needs of inmates.  A written record shall be maintained of the request for medical care and the action taken.

(d)  Inmates shall not perform any medical functions in the lockup.

(e)  The medical plan shall be reviewed annually.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.