Prostheses and Orthoses Policy - Metro-Davidson Co Detention Facility, CCA, 2009
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POLICY TITLE CHAPTER SIGNATURE ON FILE AT FACILITY SUPPORT CENTER Bill Andrade, MD Chief Medical Officer SIGNATURE ON FILE AT FACILITY SUPPORT CENTER Prostheses and Orthoses 13 POLICY NUMBER 13-75 EFFECTIVE DATE SUPERSEDES DATE AUGUST 23, 2009 MARCH 13, 2006 FACILITY NAME Page 1 of 2 METRO-DAVIDSON COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY FACILITY EFFECTIVE DATE FACILITY SUPERSEDES DATE DECEMBER 28, 2009 JULY 6, 2006 Richard P. Seiter Executive Vice President/Chief Corrections Officer SIGNATURE ON FILE AT FACILITY SUPPORT CENTER G.A. Puryear, IV Executive Vice President/General Counsel 13-75.1 POLICY: Medical and dental prostheses and orthoses and other aids to impairment (e.g. eyeglasses, hearing aids, crutches, wheelchairs, etc.) will be provided when the health of the patient inmate/resident would otherwise be adversely affected, as determined by the responsible physician/dentist or other appropriate qualified health care provider. 13-75.2 AUTHORITY: CCA Company Policy 13-75.3 DEFINITIONS: Orthoses – Specialized mechanical devices used to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs, such as braces, foot inserts, or hand splints. Prostheses – Artificial devices to replace missing body parts such as limbs, teeth, eyes, or heart valves. Qualified Health Care Professional (QHCP) – Includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, mental health professionals, and others who by virtue of their education, credentials, and experience are permitted by law within the scope of their professional practice acts to evaluate and care for patients. 13-75.4 PROCEDURES: PROCEDURES INDEX SECTION A B A. SUBJECT Authorization Issuance AUTHORIZATION The physician/dentist or other appropriate QHCP will authorize the following as determined necessary: B. 1. Prostheses; 2. Orthoses; and/or 3. Other Aids to Impairment (e.g. eyeglasses, hearing aids, crutches, wheelchairs, etc.). ISSUANCE Proprietary Information – Not For Distribution – Copyrighted Property of Corrections Corporation of America Page 2 of 2 AUGUST 23, 2009 13-75 1. Upon authorization of prostheses, orthoses, or other aids to impairment, QHCP will ensure the item(s) are issued to the appropriate patient inmate/resident within a reasonable time frame. 2. The 13-75A Prostheses, Orthoses, or Other Aid Impairments Receipt will be completed and signed by the patient inmate/resident and issuing staff member. The original 1375A will be placed in the medical record and a copy provided to the patient inmate/resident. When applicable, a copy of the 13-75A should also be sent to the Property Officer for inclusion in the property file. 13-75.5 REVIEW: The Chief Medical Officer or qualified designee will review this policy on an annual basis. 13-75.6 APPLICABILITY: All CCA Facilities (Provided contractual requirements do not mandate otherwise) 13-75.7 APPENDICES: None 13-75.8 ATTACHMENTS: 13-75A Prostheses, Orthoses, and Other Aid Impairments Receipt 13-75.9 REFERENCES: ACA 4-4375/4-ALDF-4C-35 NCCHC P-G-11/J-G-11 Proprietary Information – Not For Distribution – Copyrighted Property of Corrections Corporation of America