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U.S. Marshals Service

Prisoner Health Care Standards


USMS Definition:

1. Emergency and life-threatening/limb-threatening/hearing-threatening/sight- threatening conditions

2. Accidental or traumatic injuries incurred while in the custody of the USMS

3. Acute illnesses

4. Chronic conditions which are considered life-threatening or, if untreated during the period of USMS custody, would likely lead to a significant loss of function or death

5. Any other medical condition which the evaluating physician believes (if left untreated during the period of USMS custody) will cause deterioration of the prisoner’s health or uncontrolled suffering. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice