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Health Care Pathway Policy - Corrections Health services.

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From: Misha

Dear Department of Corrections,

The Corrections Health Services Health Care Pathway Policy describes the system of health screening, assessments and care that patients in prison can expect to receive.
This policy sets standards that are generic and apply to all environments and patient populations in the correction healthcare setting.
Written procedures to support compliance with this policy is held in local operating manuals (LOMs).

Please provide the supporting LOMS for the following prinicipals:

4.8 corrections heath services will employ or contract suitably qualified staff in a model where the skills and knowledge of the workforce matches the health needs of the population

4.9 corrections heath services nursing staff and contracted health professionals will undertake only those tasks Or activities that are in there regulated scope of practice and for which they have required training and competence:

4.10 Corrections Health and custody staff will work together to achieve the standards set out in this policy

9.5 & 9.6. Health centre manager responsibilities for universal heath assessments

9.7 -9.13 registered nurse responsibilities when undertaking any universal health assessment

9.14 - 9.16 referrals to corrections health staff

9.17-9.18 urgent referral to external health provider

9.37 two yearly health assessment

Thank you in advance for a detailed reply and positive assistance.

Yours faithfully,


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Kia ora,

Thank you for your email of 29 April 2020 requesting information relating to Corrections Health Care Pathway Policy and the supporting local operating manuals (LOMs).

Please be advised your request has been received, and will be considered under the Official Information Act 1982.

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on Corrections’ website.

Ngâ mihi | Kind regards,

Ministerial Services
Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa
a: National Office, Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011

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