10.07.12.09

.09 Physician Services.

A. Medical Examination. Each newly received inmate to the health facility shall be examined within 2 working days after his admission as to his medical condition. A record of each examination shall be kept as part of the permanent medical record.

B. Availability. A licensed physician shall be readily available to take care of the medical needs of the inmates. Physician services may be provided through the following arrangements:

(1) A contract with a local physician to provide coverage on specified hours and for emergencies; or

(2) Affiliation with a local hospital to provide medical services required by the health care facility.