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Follow-Up Report on Inmate Health Services Within the Department of Corrections, Report No. 98-25, December 1998
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The department addressed all of OPPAGA’s recommendations and potential policy options.

  • The department is implementing a formal health care consolidation plan to contain inmate health care costs. Consolidation efforts will be completed January 1, 2000. Initial consolidation efforts have resulted in a cost avoidance of $4 million.
  • The department and the Correctional Medical Authority disagree as to whether their inmate health care reviews are duplicative. OPPAGA agrees that there is some duplication, but this is necessary to ensure the department continues to delivery adequate inmate health care.
  • The department delivered a report to the Legislature outlining several options to recover the cost of medications from inmates. OPPAGA does not recommend pursuing these options.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-22 Review of Inmate Health Services Within the Department of Corrections, published on November 22, 1996.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Health Services
Correctional Medical Authority (Dept. of Health)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-07 Steps to Control Prison Inmate Health Care Costs Have Begun to Show Savings, published in January 2009.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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