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U.S. Marshals Service

Prisoner Health Care Standards

III. NON-AUTHORIZED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS/PROCEDURES

The following medical interventions and procedures are not authorized for payment by the USMS, unless ordered by the court:

M. ORTHOPEDICS / REHABILITATION - NOT COVERED

Maintenance or palliative physical, occupational, or speech therapy for a chronic disease or condition

Orthopedic devices unless necessitated by an acute injury while in USMS custody or unless prisoner possessed one at the time of his/her arrest and it was lost or damaged beyond repair during his or her incarceration.

Orthopedic shoes, unless the detainee possessed a pair at the time of his/her arrest, and they were lost or damaged beyond repair during his or her incarceration

Orthotics

Radiant heat treatment and diathermy

Short-term rehabilitative therapy (physical, speech, and occupational),
unless as a result of immediate post-surgical intervention or injury or illness incurred while in USMS custody.

Long-term rehabilitative (physical, speech, and occupational) services unless approved by OIMS. 

 

 

 

 
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