California State of California Doctors

Corrections Doctors Fear Program Will Create New Addicts

As reported in the Sacramento Bee, Physicians at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) have been voicing serious concerns about the rollout and implementation of a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for incarcerated patients....

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UAPD Sponsors Bill to Expand Medical Parole

UAPD is a co-sponsor of AB 960 (Bonta) – Medical Parole. A medical parole hearing is used to determine if an inmate who is permanently medically incapacitated should be placed in a licensed health care facility in the community rather than cared for inside a State...

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New Quarterly Meetings for Medical Consultants

The UAPD established and held the first statewide quarterly meeting for medical consultants working for the California Department of Social Services. The next meeting will be May 19th.  These new meetings allow medical consultants to meet colleagues from the rest of...

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UAPD Helps Doctors at Two Prisions Slated for Closure

UAPD staff and stewards are working to ensure transparency throughout the process of closing Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI). As outlined in the Budget Act of 2020, DVI is slated for closure by September 30, 2021. Several housing units have closed as the...

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