I. The commissioner of the department of corrections shall adopt policies and procedures establishing reasonable medical and health service fees for the medical services that are provided to inmates at
any state facility. II. Except as provided in paragraph III, the commissioner may charge each inmate a reasonable fee for medical and mental health services, including prescriptions, medication, or prosthetic devices. The fee shall be deducted from the inmate's account.
III. The commissioner shall exempt the following inmates or medical visits by inmates from payment of medical and health services fees:
(a) Medical visits initiated by the medical or mental health staff, consultants, or contract personnel of the department.
(b) Inmates at reception centers.
(c) Juvenile inmates.
(d) Pregnant inmates.
(e) Seriously mentally ill inmates.
(f) Developmentally disabled inmates, as determined by authorized staff.
(g) Inmates who are housed in the secure psychiatric unit.
(h) Inmates who are undergoing follow-up medical treatment for chronic diseases.
IV. An inmate shall not be refused medical treatment for financial reasons.
Towns may enforce the observance of the bylaws by suitable penalties not exceeding $1,000 for each offense to enure to such uses as the town may direct.
$0.00 - $1000.00
Local jurisdiction, Court, Municipality/municipal agency
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