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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:

V. INVESTIGATIONAL (EXPERIMENTAL) DRUGS, DEVICES AND PROCEDURES - NOT COVERED

For procedures, services, and supplies that are experimental or investigational, and/or not approved by the FDA, if the prisoner is taking an investigational drug on a compassionate use basis at the time of arrest, he or she may continue it as long as it involves no cost to the government, and as long as the investigational protocol does not require the prisoner to make visits anywhere outside of the facility to which he or she is confined. 

 
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