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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 10, Number 06, September/October 2009 , pp.83-85(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Access to Medical Care During Lockdowns. Kofi Bayete was incarcerated at the New Jersey State Prison at the beginning of August 2006, when Michelle Ricci, the prison administrator, ordered a lockdown confining all inmates to their cells for 24 hours a day. Consequently, the inmates’ access to the prison’s medical clinic for medical care was also suspended. Bayete v. Ricci. Handy v. York County Prison - Jessica Handay, administratrix of the estate of Ryan Rohrbaugh, initiated a medical malpractice action on his behalf against separate third-party health providers at two of Pennsylvania’s correctional institutions, a physician’s assistant at one prison, the medical director at the other prison, and a private physician. Claims against each of the prisons involved were dismissed with the consent of the plaintiff because of their Eleventh Amendment immunity.

Keywords: Supervisor Liability, Qualified Immunity, Summary Judgment, respondeat superior, malpractice, Reasonable Care

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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