is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
To determine the number and characteristics of persons with newly identified HIV infection and estimate the proportion of detainees who might not have been tested if testing had been delayed, RIDOC examined jail incarceration and HIV testing data from 2000-2007.
During 2000-2007, the RIDOC jail had 140,739 admissions and conducted 102,229 (73%) HIV tests (Table 1).
The 169 newly identified HIV infections at the RIDOC jail during 2000-2007 represented 15% of all new HIV diagnoses in Rhode Island over the same period (RIDOH, unpublished data, 2009).
(10) In 2003, however, officials informed Spratt that RIDOC policy prohibited inmate preaching, and he would be disciplined if he continued to preach.
After exhausting his internal remedies without relief, as required by the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Spratt filed a complaint against RIDOC in the United States Court for the District of Rhode Island, asserting that the facility's policy violated his rights under the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and RLUIPA.
The primary care physician and providers at RIDOC then underwent a crash course on organ transplants among the incarcerated.
RIDOC agreed to support whatever measures were necessary to affect a successful transplant.
RIDOC's management recognized the value of the EHR as a vital health care component that streamlines communication among clinicians (medical, behavioral health and dental) and as a key to maintaining an accurate chronology of all admissions, diagnostic tests and patient care.
Knowing that internal staff could not take on the additional work necessary to choose an EHR system without assistance, RIDOC hired an experienced consultant to lead the process.
After all the blood, sweat, tears, dollars spent and cost in public credibility, RIDOC was on the verge of repeating the same cycle.
RIDOC staff prequalify each program by deciding the maximum amount of days credit that can be earned for each program and then awarding participating offenders the number of days justified by their performance.