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    Custodial Operations Policy and Procedures

    19.6 Medical escorts

    Management of Public Correctional Centres Service Specifications

    Service specification Decency and respect

    Safety and security

    Policy summary

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    Scope

    This section applies to all correctional centres and other facilities administered by or on behalf of Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW).

    It also applies to all CSNSW employees, and where relevant to other personnel such as Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN), contractors, subcontractors, and visitors.

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    Table of contents

    1 Medical escorts 5

    1.1 Authority and responsibility for medical escorts 5

    1.2 Escorts to private medical practitioners 5

    1.3 Alerts 5

    1.4 Security reviews of external health care locations 6

    1.5 Initial escort assessment 6

    1.6 Procedures folder and daily log sheet 6

    1.7 Cancellation of escort (Section 24) 7

    2 Prior to the medical escort 7

    2.1 Escort officers responsibilities 9

    2.2 Dress and grooming 9

    2.3 Firearms for medical escorts 9

    2.4 Use of restraints for inmate patients 10

    2.5 Number of escorting officers for female inmates 11

    2.6 Number of escorting officers for male inmates 12

    3 Unscheduled medical escorts from CESU locations 12

    4 Conducting the medical escort 13

    4.1 General matters 13

    4.2 Parking while on medical escort 13

    4.3 Hospital Identification cards for escort officers 14

    4.4 Protocol conflict 14

    4.5 Breaches of procedures or protocol 14

    4.6 Hospital escort daily log sheet 14

    4.7 Record keeping 15

    4.8 Security 15

    4.9 Conduct of escorting officers 16

    4.10 During and after the medical escort 16

    4.11 Use of toilets and showers by inmates 18

    4.12 Visits 19

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    4.13 Use of telephones 20

    4.14 Hire of television 20

    5 Return to the correctional centre 20

    6 Related COPP 22

    7 Related Documents 22

    8 Forms and annexures 22

    9 Definitions 22

    10 Document information 25

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    1 Medical escorts

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    1.1 Authority and responsibility for medical escorts

    1.2 Escorts to private medical practitioners

    1.3 Alerts

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    1.4 Security reviews of external health care locations

    1.5 Initial escort assessment

    1.6 Procedures folder and daily log sheet

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    1.7 Cancellation of escort (Section 24)

    2 Prior to the medical escort

    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

    2.1 Escort officers responsibilities

    2.2 Dress and grooming

    2.3 Firearms for medical escorts

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    2.4 Use of restraints for inmate patients

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    2.6 Number of escorting officers for male inmates

    3 Unscheduled medical escorts from CESU locations

    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

    4 Conducting the medical escort

    4.1 General matters

    4.2 Parking while on medical escort

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    4.3 Hospital Identification cards for escort officers

    4.4 Protocol conflict

    4.5 Breaches of procedures or protocol

    4.6 Hospital escort daily log sheet

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    4.7 Record keeping

    4.8 Security

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    4.9 Conduct of escorting officers

    4.10 During and after the medical escort

    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

    4.11 Use of toilets and showers by inmates

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    4.12 Visits

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    4.13 Use of telephones

    4.14 Hire of television

    5 Return to the correctional centre

    Procedure Responsibility

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    Procedure Responsibility

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    6 Related COPP

    3.5 HS, EHS, EHRR, NSI, AA and Cat 5

    9.5 Request for private medical practitioners

    19.1 General escort procedures

    19.2 Movement orders

    19.3 Special and costed escorts

    7 Related Documents

    Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999

    Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2014

    Hospital Escort Unit (Standard Operating Procedures)

    Hospital Escort Unit (Protocol for Guarding Inmate patients)

    Justice Health Policies Function One – Continuum of Care

    Management of Public Correctional Centre Service Specifications

    Court Escort Security Unit (CESU) Standard Operating Procedures

    8 Forms and annexures

    Escort assessment

    Hospital escort daily log sheet

    Protocol for guarding inmate patients

    Risk assessment

    Section 24 cancellation

    Section 24 order to be transferred to a hospital or other place specified

    9 Definitions

    AA or Category 5

    AA or Category 5, being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, represent a special risk to national security (for example, because of a perceived risk that they may engage in, or incite other persons to engage in, terrorist activities) and should at all times be confined in special facilities within a secure physical barrier that includes towers or electronic surveillance equipment.

    Authorised Officer

    The officer authorised by the Governor to perform the functions prescribed as part of the Custodial Operations Policy and

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    Procedures.

    CESU Court Escort Security unit

    COPP Custodial Operations Policy and Procedures

    Costed Escorts Escorts where CSNSW recoups the expenses from inmate or Law enforcement agency.

    EHSEU Extreme High Security Escort Unit

    Extreme High Risk Restricted Inmate (EHHR)

    An inmate who constitutes:

    An extreme danger to other people; or An extreme threat to good order and security; and There is a risk that the inmate may engage in, or

    incite other persons to engage in, activities that constitute a serious threat to the peace, order or good government of the State or any other place.

    Extreme High Security Inmate (EHS)

    An inmate who constitutes:

    An extreme danger to other people; or An extreme threat to good order and security

    Functional Manager (FM)

    For the purpose of Custodial Operations Policy and Procedures, all reference to a FM will include a Manager of Security (MOS) and Senior Assistant Superintendent (SAS) for those correctional centres that have not been benchmarked. Appropriate Local Operating Procedures (LOPs) must be developed in those correctional centres to ensure responsibilities have been allocated.

    MEU Medical Escorts Unit

    Section 24 order

    An order under section 24 of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 requires the transfer of an inmate to a hospital or some other place for medical treatment. The order is made by the Commissioner of Corrective Services.

    Section 24 cancellation

    A notification to the MEU of the cancellation of an escort.

    Section 38 order

    An order under section 38 of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 authorising the same day escort of an inmate between correctional centres on the same correctional complex provided that the:

    inmate will be returned to their home correctional centre on the same day;

    inmate will not be taken outside the correctional complex.

    transfer is necessary and convenient for the management of the correctional centre.

    For example a Section 38 Order must be used to escort an inmate from the Metropolitan Special Programs Centre to the

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    Long Bay Hospital for a clinic appointment.

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    10 Document information

    Business centre: Custodial Operations

    Approver: Kevin Corcoran

    Date of effect: 16 December 2017

    File reference: D17/733216

    Version Date Reason for amendment

    1.0 Initial publication (Replaces section 6.4 of the superseded Operations Procedures Manual)