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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:33 PM

DOJ's manual for handling suicidal inmates.

The document is online here:

https://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5324_008.pdf

From the manual:

d. Watch Termination and Post-Watch Report. Based upon clinical findings, the Program Coordinator or designee will:
1) Remove the inmate from suicide watch when the inmate is
no longer at imminent risk for suicide, or
2) Arrange for the inmate’s transfer to a medical referral
center or contract health care facility.
Once an inmate has been placed on watch, the watch may not be terminated, under any circumstance, without the Program Coordinator or designee performing a face-to-face evaluation. Only the Program Coordinator will have the authority to remove an inmate from suicide watch. Generally, the post-watch report should be completed in PDS prior to terminating the watch, or as soon as possible following watch termination, to ensure appropriate continuity of care. Copies of the report will be forwarded to the central file, medical record, psychology file, and the Warden. There should be a clear description of the resolution of the crisis and guidelines for follow-up care.


Who is the program coordinator in charge of Epstein?

Where is the documentation as required by this manual?





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Claritie Pixie Aug 2019 OP
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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. Thanks for posting this info. How soon will we know the name of the Program Coordinator and

how soon will docs be released??

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. Welcome! The program coordinator makes a clinical assessment.

So this person would need to have the qualifications to be able to decide if the inmate is no longer suicidal.

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