2016 California Code
Penal Code - PEN
PART 3 - OF IMPRISONMENT AND THE DEATH PENALTY
TITLE 8.7 - EXAMINATION OF INMATES AND WARDS FOR TUBERCULOSIS
Section 7571.

CA Penal Code § 7571 (2016) What's This?

7571. For purposes of this title, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) Chief medical officer means the chief medical officer or acting chief medical officer of a state prison or any facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority.

(b) Inmate or ward means any person incarcerated within the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority, with the exception of a person on parole.

(c) Institution means any state prison, camp, center, office, or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority.

(d) Examination, test, or treatment means methods, processes, or other means, including medical evaluations, testing, followup examinations, or treatment, in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as specified in the guidelines for tuberculosis control of the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority.

(e) Medical evaluation means taking a history or gathering other information and may include, but is not limited to, listening to the chest or other examinations or tests as specified in the guidelines for tuberculosis control of the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority.

(f) Department means the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority.

(g) Chief of medical services means the medical officer, acting medical officer, or designee responsible for all medical services of the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth authority.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 932, Sec. 9. Effective October 8, 1993.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. California may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.