Inmate Rights to Medical and Mental Health Care
Inmate Rights to Medical and Mental Health Care

E-Learning

Inmate Rights to Medical and Mental care

Even though they are incarcerated, inmates still retain some of their constitutional and other legal rights. Perhaps one of the most important is the right to adequate medical and mental health care. This right is guaranteed under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and under similar provisions in various state constitutions. Violating an inmate's right to health care can lead to liability for corrections staff and facilities/agencies. This course examines the liability issues related to providing medical and mental health care to inmates and how staff can prevent or minimize liability.
ACA Hours: 5
32.00