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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

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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

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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

 

 

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