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9. Medical and Mental Care

The standards require that all facilities provide timely, unimpeded access to emergency medical treatment and crisis intervention services, whose nature and scope are determined by practitioners according to their professional judgment. Inmate and resident victims of sexual abuse while incarcerated must be offered timely information about, and timely access to, emergency contraception and sexually transmitted infections prophylaxis, where medically appropriate.5 Where relevant, inmate and resident victims must also receive comprehensive information about, and timely access to, all lawful pregnancy-related medical services.6

STANDARDS. Click on the following links to access the medical and mental care standards for Adult Prisons and Jails, Community Confinement Facilities, Juvenile Facilities, and Lockups.


[5] This section of the standard does not apply to lockups.

[6] This section of the standard does not apply to lockups.

Resources

Medical and Mental Care - Resources - General

General

Below are resources that can help guide efforts to provide appropriate medical and mental health care for victims of sexual abuse.