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U.S. Marshals Service

Prisoner Health Care Standards


USMS Definition: Services, supplies, equipment, or procedures provided by a hospital or licensed health care provider of health care services that the USMS determines are:

1. Appropriate to diagnose or treat the patient’s condition, illness or injury

2. Consistent with standards of good medical practice in the United States

3. Not primarily for the personal comfort or convenience of the patient, family, or provider

4. Not part of or associated with the scholastic education or vocational training of the patient

5. Not available safely on an outpatient basis (in the case of inpatient care)

6. Approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration

7. Not identified herein as “not covered” is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice