Initial Designation Process: Mental Health Care Levels I-IV
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|Before any initial designation decision is made, DSCC staff assess a provisional CARE LEVEL from I – IV for each inmate. BOP institutions also have a Mental Health (MH) care level assignment which reflects the mental healthcare resources available at that facility.
Further the BOP has available their National Programs Psychology Counseling (group or individual), available at a limited number of their facilities. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the legal defense team in preparation of their PSR, to work with the court and prosecution in order to get their client designated appropriately.
For those inmates with Mental Healthcare, Care Levels 3 and 4, the designation decision will be made by The Office of Medical Determinations and Transportation (OMDT).
* Unfortunately, in general the BOP is not equipped to provide any meaningful treatment for the following underlying disorders (just to mention a few) – for example:
As medical staffing differ from one facility to another, and if the care is available within the BOP; this may necessitate a transfer to a facility further away from their home.
Mental Health Care Level I
Mental Health Care Level II
Mental Health Care Level III
Mental Health Care Level IV