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Revised NY State DOCS Hepatitis C Policy
[ posted 10/26/05, provided by Milton Zelermyer on Oct. 25, 2005 ]

In response to litigation and the decisions in McKenna v. Wright, 386 F.3d 432 (2d Cir. 2004), Johnson v. Wright, 412 F.3d 398 398 (2d Cir. 2005), and Domenech v. Goord, 797 N.Y.S.2d 313 (2d Dept. 2005), DOCS has revised its Hepatitis C Primary Care Practice Guideline by eliminating the ASAT/RSAT program as a prerequisite for treatment. The revised policy states that this change "is directed toward ensuring that programmatic needs for alcohol and substance abuse treatment do not interfere with medical requirement for treatment when it is indicated."

The revised policy also says that DOCS is expandinding its "Continuity Program" to include Designated AIDS Treatment Centers and that the requirement of anticipated length of incarceration within which to evaluate and complete treatment is being dropped.

The policy revision and an e-mail announcement of the change are attached. These documents were recently submitted in a pending case which challenges the Hep C policy, Hilton v. Wright, 05-CV-1038 (NDNY). Plaintiffs in the case are represented by Alex Reinert of Koob & Magoolaghan.

Hepatitis C Primary Care Guideline, State of New York Department of Correctional Services, Memorandum to Facility Health Services Directors, Oct. 13, 2005
pdf newyork_101305_rev 50.14 Kb

Revised Hepatitis C Guideline, State of New York Department of Correctional Services, Email from Dr. Lester N. Wright to Linda Brown, Oct. 18, 2005
pdf newyork_101805_email 20.98 Kb

Hepatitis C Primary Care Practice Guideline, State of New York Department of Correctional Services, Memorandum to Facility Health Services Directors, July 20, 2004, 46 pages
pdf newyork_072004 1.95 Mb



Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines for 2002
pdf newyork 88.36 Kb

Guidelines in Spanish (posted 4/6/2003 ~ publish date unknown)
pdf newyork_sp 84.23 Kb

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