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PDFWAC 137-91-010

Health care—General policy.

The policy of the department of corrections (the department) with regard to health care for offenders in adult correctional facilities is to provide that care, consistent with the Offender Health Plan (OHP), which is medically necessary to respond to the offender's medical, dental, and mental health needs. Medically necessary is defined as that care that is determined by the department to:
Be consistent with applicable department policies and procedures;
Be ordered by an authorized department health care provider;
Not be considered experimental or be lacking in medically recognized professional documentation of efficacy; and
Not be administered solely for the convenience of the offender or the health care provider.
[WSR 11-01-149, § 137-91-010, filed 12/21/10, effective 1/21/11. WSR 97-22-057, § 137-91-010, filed 11/3/97, effective 10/22/97.]
Reviser's note: Under RCW 34.05.030 (1)(c), as amended by section 103, chapter 288, Laws of 1988, the above section was not adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, but was published in the Washington State Register and codified into the Washington Administrative Code exactly as shown by the agency filing with history notes added by the code reviser's office.
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