2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Report: Inmate Healthcare (language only)

Item 403 #1s

Item 403 #1s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 430, after 38, insert:

"E. No later than November 1, 2022, the Department shall submit a report reviewing the transition of the management of comprehensive healthcare services for adult correctional facilities from management by a third-party vendor to management directly by the Department. For the facilities that have transitioned management in fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023, the Department shall provide the actual costs of healthcare provision for the last four years and the projected costs of healthcare provision for a period of four years after the report is issued. For each year, the report shall include the number of positions providing healthcare services, both filled and vacant. It shall also include detailed information on the historical and projected cost drivers for the provision of inmate healthcare, including factors such as inflation, utilization, compensation, and the costs of goods and services, with associated estimates and calculation methodologies."


(This amendment directs the Department to report on its planned transition of healthcare management to a fully in-house model. The Department currently uses a third-party vendor to manage healthcare services at a portion of its secure facilities, but plans to directly manage healthcare services at all facilities by the end of calendar year 2023.)