Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
144 Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment: Litigation-Informed Best Practices*

This presentation shares best practices for hepatitis C virus screening and treatment in jails and prisons, informed by legal requirements, medical standards of practice, and consultation with experts. The recommendations build from numerous recent lawsuits imposing direct-acting antiviral treatment requirements. Topics include initial and ongoing HCV screening, qualification for and provision of direct-acting antivirals, strategies for effective care, and ideas for reducing costs and increasing access to treatment.

Educational Objectives
  • Review the governing legal framework for HCV screening and treatment
  • Examine the medical standards and innovations for HCV screening, staging, and treatment
  • Discuss strategies for broader implementation of direct-acting antiviral treatment, including to reduce costs of care

Level: Intermediate