Minnesota Department of Corrections
AUTHORITY: Minn. Stat. §241.01
PURPOSE: To provide emergency health care to department employees and visitors.
APPLICABILITY: Minnesota department of Corrections (DOC); all department employees, contract personnel, and visitors at all facilities
DIRECTIVE: Department health services staff designated to respond to an incident command system (ICS) event and who are appropriately trained must provide emergency care to all department employees, contract personnel, and visitors at all facilities.
Emergency care - basic first aid provided for an acute condition that may be considered life-threatening or may result in the loss of a limb or a major body function.
Incident command system (ICS) - an ongoing approach that allows department staff and mutual aid agencies to work together in the management of incidents.
PROCEDURES: Health services staff, when on-site at a facility, must respond to all medical ICS incidents, assess the involved individuals, provide emergency care, and complete the appropriate documents.
A. A confidential incident report is written by the responding health services staff. Copies of incident reports are maintained by the wardens and retained according to the retention schedule.
REFERENCES: Policy 301.140, “Incident Command System”
SUPERSESSION: Policy 500.015, “Employee and Visitor Emergency Health Care,” 5/1/12.
All facility policies, memos, or other communications whether verbal, written, or transmitted by electronic means regarding this topic.
Deputy Commissioner, Facility Services