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

Source: Volume 02, Number 06, September/October 2001 , pp.85-87(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Appeal From a Denial to Compel Medically Necessary Dialysis. In an Iowa appellate state court, the plaintiff, the Polk County Sheriff, challenged a lower court decision that denied his petition to compel a pretrial detainee to undergo medically necessary kidney dialysis treatment. Persons With Mental Disorders Have the Right to Refuse Treatment. A unanimous California appellate court denied a petition for habeus corpus by an inmate who wanted to discontinue receiving psychotropic medications. The Unique Needs of This Population Present Equally Unique Challenges.Transgendered prisoners have medical needs that are unlike any of their fellow inmates. Medical Equipment—Attending to a “Serious Medical Need” A “serious medical need” may require more than the provision of medical treatment. It may also require supplying an inmate with an appropriate medical apparatus. In the case of Randles v. Moore, 2001 Fla. App. LEXIS 202, *; 780 So. 2d 158; 26 Fla. L. Weekly D 220 (Fla. App. 2001), a Florida court was asked to review a case where a prisoner was not furnished with proper protection while he was working in a prison medical/psychiatric ward.

Keywords: Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, nephritic syndrome, Atascadero State Hospital, Allard v. Gomez, Meloy v. Schuetzle

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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