The State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) shall be administered by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to assess every eligible person who is incarcerated in state prison and every eligible person who is on parole if the person was not assessed prior to release from state prison). The Department of Mental Health shall administer the SARATSO to assess every eligible person who is committed to that department.
To promote the best possible patient outcomes, eliminate unnecessary costs, and ensure consistency in health care services, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must maintain a statewide utilization management program. The program will involve a strategy to ensure that health care costs are restricted to those that are needed and appropriate by reviewing patient-inmate medical records and assessing the efficiency of the health care process.
Every person confined under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee.
(a)-(b) All DNA and forensic identification profiles and other identification information or biological samples retained by the Department of Justice are exempt from any law requiring disclosure of information to the public or return of biological specimens, samples, or print impressions.
Every person confined in the state prison who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or other employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee.
(e) Terms of imprisonment are subject to recall and reconsideration if any physician employed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation determines, and subsequently notifies the chief medical officer, that a prisoner has six months or less to live or is permanently medically incapacitated. If the chief medical officer concurs with the prognosis, he or she shall notify the warden of the re-sentencing proceedings.
The Department of Justice is required to make information about registered sex offenders available online, including date of birth. (a)(3) The State Dept. of Mental Health shall provide to the Sex Offender Tracking Program the names of all offenders committed to or released from its custody.
When a person dies in custody of law enforcement or in prison, the agency must submit a report with certain information to the state attorney general. The report does not waive confidentiality of medical information.
A person may be committed beyond the "maximum term of commitment" when the medical director of the treatment facility submits to the prosecuting an opinion that indicates further need for commitment. If requested by the prosecuting attorney, this opinion shall be accompanied by evaluations and relevant hospital records