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TDCJ inmate healthcare fee
« on: May 14, 2014, 11:45:22 am »
Since September 2011, TDCJ inmates requiring medical attention that is not for an on-going issue have been charged a fee of $100 after the first instance of requiring medical attention, which covers them for one year on a rolling basis. This means that if the inmate requests medical care on 7 September 2014, and pay the $100 fee, they will not have to pay again until 7 September 2015 or until such time as they require further medical care not covered in the exclusions below.

The fee is NOT charged for the following circumstances:
  • An emergancy situation or for a condition that is or quickly becomes life-threatening
  • Treatments or services that are recommended by medical staff within TDCJ
  • Treatment for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabites, and for communicable diseases
  • Screening and health services that are part of the intake process or that TDCJ are compelled to undertake to comply with state or federal laws
  • Prenatal care

If an inmate does not have $100 in their account, then the inmate will not be denied medical care. TDCJ will take 50% of any future deposit to the inmates account until the fee is completely paid.

More details can be found here: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/announcements/announce_change_offender_healthcare_fee.html
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