Date & Time
Monday, October 2, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
410 Constitutional Requirements for Correctional Behavioral Health*

The landmark legal cases of Estelle v. Gamble and Bowring v. Godwin established only minimal criteria for required correctional health care, with little in the way of specifics, resulting in regional and jurisdictional differences in how the standard of care is defined. This session will explore which critical elements have emerged as fundamental to health care delivery in jails and prisons. Central tenets of what courts have deemed to be constitutionally adequate and inadequate will be discussed.

Educational Objectives
  • Explain the constitutional protection of physical and behavioral health care for incarcerated individuals
  • Define the relationship between foundational legal cases and correctional clinical practice
  • Discuss moral, legal, ethical, and clinical models of care delivery in carceral settings

Level: Intermediate